Shares of Ecolab Inc. ECL, -0.31% slumped 0.31% to $171.14 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +1.17% rising 1.17% to 4,463.12 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.80% rising 0.80% to 34,754.93. The stock’s fall snapped a four-day winning streak. Ecolab Inc. closed $67.79 short of its 52-week high ($238.93), which the company achieved on November 22nd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Procter & Gamble Co. PG, -0.05% fell 0.05% to $150.15, PPG Industries Inc. PPG, +1.75% rose 1.75% to $130.93, and Clorox Co. CLX, +0.75% rose 0.75% to $133.83. Trading volume (5.3 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.6 M.