Shares of Costco Wholesale Corp. COST, -0.77% sank 0.57% to $545.43 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, 0.04% rising 1.78% to 4,649.23 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, 0.07% rising 1.60% to 35,492.70. Costco Wholesale Corp. closed $21.12 short of its 52-week high ($566.55), which the company achieved on December 16th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Walmart Inc. WMT, -0.13% rose 0.30% to $139.62, Target Corp. TGT, -0.62% rose 0.40% to $220.07, and Dollar General Corp. DG, -0.96% rose 0.60% to $221.72. Trading volume (2.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.3 M.