Shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYS:JNJ) dropped 0.09% to $179.46 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) rising 1.99% to 4,057.84 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) rising 1.61% to 32,637.19. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Johnson & Johnson closed $7.23 short of its 52-week high ($186.69), which the company achieved on April 25th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. (OTC:RHHVF) rose 1.04% to $348.44, Merck & Co. Inc. (NYS:MRK) fell 1.54% to $92.31, and Pfizer Inc. (NYS:PFE) rose 0.52% to $53.99. Trading volume (6.8 M) remained 778,499 below its 50-day average volume of 7.6 M.