Becton Dickinson & Co. stock underperforms Tuesday when compared to competitors despite daily gains

Shares of Becton Dickinson & Co.
inched 0.36% higher to $249.35 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
falling 0.20% to 4,343.54 and Dow Jones Industrial Average
falling 0.60% to 34,577.37. This was the stock’s third consecutive day of gains. Becton Dickinson & Co. closed $35.62 short of its 52-week high ($284.97), which the company reached on August 5th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
rose 0.73% to $517.06, Intuitive Surgical Inc.
rose 1.05% to $948.04, and Baxter International Inc.
fell 0.84% to $81.07. Trading volume (1.0 M) remained 412,753 below its 50-day average volume of 1.5 M.

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