Shares of Estee Lauder Cos. Cl A
advanced 1.44% to $319.54 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great 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. Estee Lauder Cos. Cl A closed $28.28 below its 52-week high ($347.82), which the company achieved on September 2nd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Procter & Gamble Co.
rose 1.13% to $144.05, Unilever PLC ADR
rose 0.32% to $53.14, and Beiersdorf AG ADR
rose 1.25% to $21.92. Trading volume (944,166) remained 48,461 below its 50-day average volume of 992,627.