Shares of Pfizer Inc. PFE inched 0.19% higher to $37.13 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.55% to 3,824.68 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.18% to 31,097.97. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Pfizer Inc. closed $5.95 below its 52-week high ($43.08), which the company reached on December 9th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Johnson & Johnson JNJ fell 0.21% to $160.04, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK fell 1.18% to $83.03, and Novartis AG ADR NVS rose 0.69% to $94.04. Trading volume (33.4 M) remained 15.8 million below its 50-day average volume of 49.2 M.