Today marked one of the tighter trading ranges for the S&P 500
Now, let's take a look at some of the companies that caused the S&P 500 to tick higher and note a few of the day's underperformers.
Companies that helped the S&P 500
Vulcan Materials also continued its incredible run by marching higher an additional 10.7%. As I noted earlier this week, Martin Marietta has actively been pursuing Vulcan Materials with a hostile bid since December. With a court injunction that required Martin Marietta to drop its bid in May ready to expire, it once again appears that investors expect Martin Marietta to take their offer directly to shareholders.
Companies that hindered the S&P 500
On the other hand, Monster Beverage
The woes also continued for shareholders of Exelon
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