Shares of Johnson & Johnson JNJ slipped 0.38% to $148.03 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.27% to 3,360.47 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.30% to 27,791.44. Johnson & Johnson closed $8.97 short of its 52-week high ($157.00), which the company achieved on April 23rd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Monday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF rose 0.78% to $344.71, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK fell 0.14% to $80.91, and Pfizer Inc. PFE fell 0.16% to $38.39. Trading volume (4.0 M) remained 2.7 million below its 50-day average volume of 6.7 M.
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