Shares of Johnson & Johnson JNJ inched 0.15% higher to $170.22 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.49% to 4,173.85 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.06% to 34,382.13. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Johnson & Johnson closed $3.43 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 Friday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF rose 3.40% to $336.62, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK fell 0.51% to $78.29, and Pfizer Inc. PFE fell 0.20% to $40.02. Trading volume (5.1 M) remained 2.3 million below its 50-day average volume of 7.3 M.