Shares of Eli Lilly & Co.
inched 0.11% higher to $236.69 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 second consecutive day of gains. Eli Lilly & Co. closed $39.18 below its 52-week high ($275.87), which the company reached on August 17th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to 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 Merck & Co. Inc.
fell 0.79% to $78.33. Trading volume (1.8 M) remained 709,935 below its 50-day average volume of 2.5 M.