Shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYS:JNJ) rose 1.75% to $176.98 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) rising 0.01% to 3,901.36 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) rising 0.03% to 31,261.90. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Johnson & Johnson closed $9.71 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 Friday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. (OTC:RHHVF) rose 3.25% to $326.30, Merck & Co. Inc. (NYS:MRK) rose 1.59% to $93.55, and Pfizer Inc. (NYS:PFE) rose 3.59% to $52.47. Trading volume (7.5 M) remained 139,558 below its 50-day average volume of 7.6 M.