Merck & Co. Inc. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market


Shares of Merck & Co. Inc.
MRK,
+0.26%
inched 0.15% higher to $75.59 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
SPX,
+0.43%
rising 0.60% to 4,429.10 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA,
-0.16%
rising 0.78% to 35,064.25. Merck & Co. Inc. closed $8.12 short of its 52-week high ($83.71), which the company reached on September 3rd.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Johnson & Johnson
JNJ,
+0.42%
rose 0.19% to $173.69, Roche Holding AG Part. Cert.
RHHVF,
+2.03%
rose 1.50% to $394.80, and Pfizer Inc.
PFE,
+0.34%
fell 0.29% to $45.06. Trading volume (8.7 M) remained 2.7 million below its 50-day average volume of 11.4 M.


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