Shares of Johnson & Johnson JNJ inched 0.28% higher to $159.92 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.16% to 33,730.89 and the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.41% to 4,124.66. Johnson & Johnson closed $13.73 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 Wednesday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF rose 1.25% to $333.18, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK fell 0.04% to $76.40, and Pfizer Inc. PFE rose 0.03% to $37.17. Trading volume (7.4 M) remained 308,944 below its 50-day average volume of 7.7 M.