Shares of Johnson & Johnson JNJ inched 0.28% higher to $162.69 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.53% to 4,163.26 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.36% to 34,077.63. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Johnson & Johnson closed $10.96 below 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 Monday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF rose 0.75% to $335.50, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK rose 0.25% to $77.66, and Pfizer Inc. PFE rose 0.93% to $38.93. Trading volume (8.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 7.4 M.