Shares of Johnson & Johnson JNJ inched 0.37% higher to $163.43 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.44% to 4,077.91 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.13% to 33,527.19. The stock's rise snapped a three-day losing streak. Johnson & Johnson closed $10.22 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 Monday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF rose 1.70% to $332.56, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK fell 0.12% to $77.00, and Pfizer Inc. PFE fell 0.06% to $36.28. Trading volume (7.4 M) remained 912,235 below its 50-day average volume of 8.3 M.