Shares of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206698429/composite IFF -0.86% rallied 2.87% to $136.40 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.06% falling 1.81% to 4,504.08 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.16% falling 1.47% to 35,241.59. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. closed $20.68 short of its 52-week high ($157.08), which the company reached on August 11th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Procter & Gamble Co. /zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite PG -0.40% fell 1.52% to $157.17, L'Oreal S.A. ADR /zigman2/quotes/203477983/composite LRLCY +0.52% fell 4.29% to $82.67, and Estee Lauder Cos. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/200740220/composite EL -1.44% fell 1.38% to $315.61. Trading volume (3.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.5 M.