Shares of Johnson & Johnson JNJ rallied 1.91% to $147.45 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.13% to 3,662.45 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.63% to 29,823.92. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Johnson & Johnson closed $9.55 below its 52-week high ($157.00), which the company reached on April 23rd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF rose 1.34% to $332.32, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK rose 1.44% to $81.55, and Pfizer Inc. PFE rose 2.87% to $39.41. Trading volume (9.7 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 6.7 M.