Shares of Baxter International Inc.
rose 1.38% to $79.89 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. Baxter International Inc. closed $8.43 short of its 52-week high ($88.32), which the company achieved on April 23rd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
rose 0.66% to $577.35, Medtronic PLC
rose 1.82% to $124.80, and Stryker Corp.
rose 2.87% to $263.85. Trading volume (1.8 M) remained 1.5 million below its 50-day average volume of 3.2 M.