Shares of Pfizer Inc. PFE dropped 0.14% to $36.70 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.72% to 3,768.25 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.57% to 30,814.26. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of losses. Pfizer Inc. closed $6.38 short of its 52-week high ($43.08), which the company achieved on December 9th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Johnson & Johnson JNJ fell 0.22% to $160.30, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK rose 1.47% to $83.38, and Novartis AG ADR NVS rose 1.07% to $95.63. Trading volume (34.2 M) remained 16.3 million below its 50-day average volume of 50.6 M.