Shares of Procter & Gamble Co. (NYS:PG) slipped 1.59% to $161.53 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) rising 0.52% to 4,500.53 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 0.06% to 35,089.74. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. Procter & Gamble Co. closed $3.82 short of its 52-week high ($165.35), which the company achieved on January 21st.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Johnson & Johnson (NYS:JNJ) fell 0.65% to $171.63, L'Oreal S.A. ADR (OTC:LRLCY) fell 0.45% to $84.63, and Estee Lauder Cos. Cl A (NYS:EL) rose 3.37% to $313.35. Trading volume (8.8 M) remained 118,264 below its 50-day average volume of 9.0 M.