Shares of Abbott Laboratories
inched 0.88% higher to $117.57 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive 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. Abbott Laboratories closed $12.13 below its 52-week high ($129.70), which the company achieved on September 13th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Johnson & Johnson
rose 0.57% to $160.11, Roche Holding AG Part. Cert.
rose 0.79% to $384.50, and Pfizer Inc.
rose 0.60% to $41.67. Trading volume (4.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 4.5 M.