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April 16, 2021, 4:33 p.m. EDT

Johnson & Johnson stock outperforms competitors on strong trading day

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Shares of Johnson & Johnson JNJ rose 1.15% to $162.24 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.36% to 4,185.47 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.48% to 34,200.67. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Johnson & Johnson closed $11.41 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 Friday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF fell 0.15% to $333.00, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK rose 1.06% to $77.47, and Pfizer Inc. PFE rose 2.58% to $38.57. Trading volume (8.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 7.4 M.

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