Shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYS:JNJ) slid 1.20% to $168.37 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) rising 0.15% to 34,987.02 and the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) falling 0.33% to 4,360.03. Johnson & Johnson closed $5.28 short of its 52-week high ($173.65), which the company achieved on January 26th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. (OTC:RHHVF) fell 2.23% to $380.91, Merck & Co. Inc. (NYS:MRK) rose 0.36% to $77.90, and Pfizer Inc. (NYS:PFE) rose 0.35% to $40.09. Trading volume (6.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 6.4 M.