Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. INO advanced 2.43% to $7.16 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index COMP rising 1.73% to 14,823.43 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. closed $11.84 short of its 52-week high ($19.00), which the company reached on February 2nd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as AbbVie Inc. ABBV rose 1.57% to $108.91, Amgen Inc. AMGN rose 1.56% to $206.78, and AstraZeneca PLC ADR AZN fell 1.29% to $59.67. Trading volume (2.2 M) remained 2.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 4.5 M.