Shares of Pfizer Inc.
inched 0.08% higher to $36.73 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.81% to 3,798.91 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.38% to 30,930.52. The stock’s rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Pfizer Inc. closed $6.35 short of its 52-week high ($43.08), which the company achieved on December 9th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Johnson & Johnson
rose 1.55% to $162.78, Merck & Co. Inc.
fell 0.23% to $83.19, and Novartis AG ADR
rose 1.11% to $96.69. Trading volume (33.3 M) remained 16.5 million below its 50-day average volume of 49.8 M.