Shares of Procter & Gamble Co. /zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite PG -0.46% inched 0.95% higher to $164.14 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 -0.72% falling 2.44% to 4,477.44 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.50% falling 1.45% to 35,111.16. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Procter & Gamble Co. closed $1.21 below its 52-week high ($165.35), which the company achieved on January 21st.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Johnson & Johnson /zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite JNJ +0.0060% fell 0.01% to $172.76, L'Oreal S.A. ADR /zigman2/quotes/203477983/composite LRLCY +0.52% fell 1.21% to $85.01, and Estee Lauder Cos. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/200740220/composite EL +0.15% fell 5.03% to $303.12. Trading volume (10.5 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 8.9 M.