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Procter & Gamble Co. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Procter & Gamble Co. PG, -0.65% advanced 1.13% to $144.05 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.11% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.00% rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Procter & Gamble Co. closed $3.18 short of its 52-week high ($147.23), which the company reached on September 13th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Johnson & Johnson JNJ, -0.56% rose 0.57% to $160.11, L'Oreal S.A. ADR LRLCY, -1.41% rose 2.19% to $85.95, and Estee Lauder Cos. Cl A EL, -0.15% rose 1.44% to $319.54. Trading volume (6.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 6.1 M.

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