Shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYS:JNJ) were unchanged 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 0.42% to 4,419.15 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) rising 0.44% to 35,084.53. Johnson & Johnson closed $1.47 short of 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 Thursday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. (OTC:RHHVF) rose 3.57% to $382.17, Merck & Co. Inc. (NYS:MRK) fell 1.79% to $76.93, and Pfizer Inc. (NYS:PFE) fell 0.63% to $42.79. Trading volume (4.2 M) remained 2.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 6.4 M.