Shares of Pfizer Inc. PFE inched 0.21% higher to $33.82 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 2.45% to 3,829.34 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 1.75% to 31,402.01. The stock's rise snapped a five-day losing streak. Pfizer Inc. closed $9.26 below its 52-week high ($43.08), which the company achieved on December 9th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Johnson & Johnson JNJ rose 0.10% to $162.76, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK rose 0.07% to $74.62, and Novartis AG ADR NVS fell 0.82% to $86.71. Trading volume (37.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 36.7 M.