Shares of Medtronic PLC
advanced 1.03% to $78.59 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
falling 0.73% to 3,934.38 and Dow Jones Industrial Average
falling 0.90% to 33,476.46. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Medtronic PLC closed $35.72 short of its 52-week high ($114.31), which the company achieved on April 21st.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Johnson & Johnson
fell 0.82% to $175.74, Danaher Corp.
fell 0.91% to $269.34, and Abbott Laboratories
rose 0.55% to $107.51. Trading volume (6.4 M) remained 514,722 below its 50-day average volume of 6.9 M.