Shares of Johnson & Johnson inched 0.21% higher to $159.91 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index rising 0.41% to 4,363.55 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 0.30% to 34,416.99. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Johnson & Johnson closed $20.01 below its 52-week high ($179.92), which the company reached on August 20th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. rose 4.13% to $377.48, Merck & Co. Inc. fell 1.15% to $80.66, and Pfizer Inc. fell 0.71% to $42.02. Trading volume (6.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 5.7 M.