Shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYS:JNJ) inched 0.01% higher to $172.20 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) falling 0.54% to 4,395.26 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 0.42% to 34,935.47. Johnson & Johnson closed $1.45 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 Friday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. (OTC:RHHVF) rose 1.79% to $389.00, Merck & Co. Inc. (NYS:MRK) fell 0.08% to $76.87, and Pfizer Inc. (NYS:PFE) rose 0.05% to $42.81. Trading volume (5.3 M) remained 1.0 million below its 50-day average volume of 6.4 M.