Shares of Intuitive Surgical Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204935713/composite ISRG +0.39% advanced 1.85% to $214.78 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.14% rising 0.66% to 4,006.18 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.31% rising 0.61% to 31,774.52. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Intuitive Surgical Inc. closed $154.91 below its 52-week high ($369.69), which the company reached on November 5th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Medtronic PLC /zigman2/quotes/206816578/composite MDT +1.35% rose 0.90% to $87.89, Stryker Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207664662/composite SYK -0.31% rose 4.29% to $220.28, and Becton Dickinson & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205527610/composite BDX +0.42% rose 0.93% to $260.50. Trading volume (1.8 M) remained 90,051 below its 50-day average volume of 1.9 M.