Shares of Johnson & Johnson JNJ slumped 0.72% to $146.97 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.80% to 3,333.69 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.38% to 27,686.91. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Johnson & Johnson closed $10.03 short of its 52-week high ($157.00), which the company achieved on April 23rd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF fell 1.96% to $337.94, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK remained unchanged, and Pfizer Inc. PFE fell 1.56% to $37.79. Trading volume (6.4 M) remained 273,219 below its 50-day average volume of 6.6 M.
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