Shares of Johnson & Johnson JNJ inched 0.29% higher to $160.39 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.11% to 4,170.42 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.90% to 34,035.99. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Johnson & Johnson closed $13.26 below 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. RHHVF rose 0.10% to $333.50, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK rose 0.34% to $76.66, and Pfizer Inc. PFE rose 1.16% to $37.60. Trading volume (7.5 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 7.4 M.