Shares of Becton Dickinson & Co.
rose 1.18% to $242.68 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable 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 third consecutive day of gains. Becton Dickinson & Co. closed $24.69 below its 52-week high ($267.37), which the company reached on January 12th.
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, Intuitive Surgical Inc.
rose 1.52% to $330.95, and Baxter International Inc.
rose 1.38% to $79.89. Trading volume (1.0 M) remained 442,409 below its 50-day average volume of 1.5 M.