Shares of Pfizer Inc. PFE,
fell 0.45% to $ 37.27 on Thursday, in what proved to be a big trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 SPX index,
rising 0.35% to 3,703.06 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
increasing 0.23% to 30,199.87. Pfizer Inc. closed $ 5.81 below its 52-week high ($ 43.08), which the company hit on December 9.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors on Thursday, such as Johnson & Johnson JNJ,
rose 0.35% to $ 152.47, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK,
rose 0.48% to $ 80.14, and Novartis AG ADR NVS,
rose 0.19% to $ 88.55. Turnover (14.8 M) remained 34.1 million below its average 50-day volume of 48.8 M.