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Baxter International Inc. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Baxter International Inc. BAX, -1.02% 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 SPX, -0.00% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.23% 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. TMO, +0.93% rose 0.66% to $577.35, Medtronic PLC MDT, -5.03% rose 1.82% to $124.80, and Stryker Corp. SYK, -1.75% 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.

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