Shares of Intuitive Surgical Inc.
advanced 1.52% to $330.95 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive 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 third consecutive day of gains. Intuitive Surgical Inc. closed $31.39 short of its 52-week high ($362.34), which the company achieved on September 8th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Medtronic PLC
rose 1.82% to $124.80, Stryker Corp.
rose 2.87% to $263.85, and Becton Dickinson & Co.
rose 1.18% to $242.68. Trading volume (1.4 M) remained 90,761 below its 50-day average volume of 1.5 M.