/Pfizer Inc. stock outperforms market on strong trading day – MarketWatch

Pfizer Inc. stock outperforms market on strong trading day – MarketWatch


Shares of Pfizer Inc.
PFE,
+3.52%

advanced 3.53% to $40.80 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
SPX,
+0.17%

rising 0.18% to 3,669.01 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA,
+0.20%

rising 0.20% to 29,883.79. This was the stock’s fourth consecutive day of gains. Pfizer Inc. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $40.50, which the company achieved on December 1st.

The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Johnson & Johnson
JNJ,
+0.46%

rose 0.47% to $148.14, Merck & Co. Inc.
MRK,
+0.34%

rose 0.34% to $81.83, and Novartis AG ADR
NVS,
+0.94%

rose 0.95% to $91.58. Trading volume (83.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 35.2 M.


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