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Becton Dickinson & Co. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Becton Dickinson & Co. BDX, -0.45% 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 SPX, -0.07% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.28% 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. TMO, +0.83% rose 0.66% to $577.35, Intuitive Surgical Inc. ISRG, -1.89% rose 1.52% to $330.95, and Baxter International Inc. BAX, -1.17% rose 1.38% to $79.89. Trading volume (1.0 M) remained 442,409 below its 50-day average volume of 1.5 M.

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