Shares of Moderna Inc.
advanced 3.23% to $331.88 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index
rising 1.73% to 14,823.43 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Moderna Inc. closed $165.61 below its 52-week high ($497.49), which the company reached on August 10th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as AbbVie Inc.
rose 1.57% to $108.91, Amgen Inc.
rose 1.56% to $206.78, and AstraZeneca PLC ADR
fell 1.29% to $59.67. Trading volume (12.5 M) remained 4.4 million below its 50-day average volume of 16.9 M.