COMPANY CLOSING UPDATES
Pfizer Inc. PFE shares advanced 0.21% to $ 33.82 on Thursday, in what proved to be a bleak trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 2.45% to 3,829 , 34 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 1.75% to 31,402.01. The bullish stock spurred a five-day losing streak. Pfizer Inc. closed $ 9.26 below its 52-week high ($ 43.08), which the company reached on December 9.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors on Thursday, with Johnson & Johnson JNJ rising 0.10% to $ 162.76, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK rising 0.07% to $ 74.62, and Novartis AG ADR NVS falling 0.82% to $ 86.71. Turnover (37.4 M) exceeded its average 50-day volume of 36.7 M.