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Eli Lilly & Co. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Eli Lilly & Co. LLY, +0.58% 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 SPX, +0.37% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.43% 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 JNJ, -0.05% rose 0.57% to $160.11, Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF, -1.68% rose 0.79% to $384.50, and Merck & Co. Inc. MRK, +1.99% fell 0.79% to $78.33. Trading volume (1.8 M) remained 709,935 below its 50-day average volume of 2.5 M.

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