Shares of 3M Co.
rose 1.78% to $180.32 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. 3M Co. closed $28.63 short of its 52-week high ($208.95), which the company reached on May 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Illinois Tool Works Inc.
rose 3.10% to $221.43, General Electric Co.
rose 0.37% to $102.74, and Danaher Corp.
rose 1.54% to $300.43. Trading volume (2.3 M) remained 198,809 below its 50-day average volume of 2.5 M.