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Shares of Pfizer Inc. PFE inched 0.52% higher to $37.06 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.48% to 3,803.79 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.69% to 31,041.13. Pfizer Inc. closed $6.02 below its 52-week high ($43.08), which the company reached on December 9th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Johnson & Johnson JNJ rose 0.34% to $160.37, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK rose 1.99% to $84.02, and Novartis AG ADR NVS fell 0.12% to $93.40. Trading volume (27.8 M) remained 21.5 million below its 50-day average volume of 49.3 M.

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