Shares of Johnson & Johnson JNJ inched 0.13% higher to $163.61 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.15% to 4,079.95 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.05% to 33,446.26. Johnson & Johnson closed $10.04 short of its 52-week high ($173.65), which the company achieved on January 26th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF fell 0.10% to $327.09, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK rose 0.44% to $76.12, and Pfizer Inc. PFE fell 0.39% to $35.91. Trading volume (4.6 M) remained 3.5 million below its 50-day average volume of 8.0 M.