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Sept. 17, 2021, 4:55 p.m. EDT

Gilead Sciences Inc. stock outperforms market on strong trading day

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Shares of Gilead Sciences Inc. (NAS:GILD) inched 0.39% higher to $71.61 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) falling 0.91% to 4,432.99 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 0.48% to 34,584.88. Gilead Sciences Inc. closed $1.73 short of its 52-week high ($73.34), which the company reached on August 18th.

The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Johnson & Johnson (NYS:JNJ) fell 0.28% to $164.75, Merck & Co. Inc. (NYS:MRK) fell 0.40% to $71.68, and AbbVie Inc. (NYS:ABBV) fell 0.32% to $107.73. Trading volume (10.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 6.0 M.

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