Shares of Pfizer Inc.
inched 0.60% higher to $41.67 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. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Pfizer Inc. closed $10.19 below its 52-week high ($51.86), which the company achieved on August 18th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Johnson & Johnson
rose 0.57% to $160.11, Merck & Co. Inc.
fell 0.79% to $78.33, and Novartis AG ADR
rose 0.21% to $82.60. Trading volume (17.5 M) remained 15.0 million below its 50-day average volume of 32.5 M.