WestRock Co. stock falls Friday, underperforms market

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Shares of WestRock Co. WRK, -2.56% shed 2.56% to $46.77 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.14% falling 0.14% to 4,697.96 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.75% falling 0.75% to 35,601.98. This was the stock’s third consecutive day of losses. WestRock Co. closed $15.26 short of its 52-week high ($62.03), which the company reached on May 17th.

The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as International Paper Co. IP, -2.04% fell 2.04% to $47.58, Packaging Corp. of America PKG, +0.36% rose 0.36% to $133.09, and Mondi PLC ADR MONDY, -0.83% fell 0.83% to $48.86. Trading volume (1.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.7 M.

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