Shares of Johnson & Johnson JNJ slumped 0.39% to $162.97 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.42% to 4,097.17 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.17% to 33,503.57. Johnson & Johnson closed $10.68 below its 52-week high ($173.65), which the company reached on January 26th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF rose 0.90% to $330.02, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK fell 0.83% to $75.49, and Pfizer Inc. PFE rose 0.14% to $35.96. Trading volume (4.8 M) remained 3.0 million below its 50-day average volume of 7.9 M.