Shares of Pfizer Inc. PFE slumped 0.86% to $36.86 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.23% to 3,809.84 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.03% to 31,060.47. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of losses. Pfizer Inc. closed $6.22 short of its 52-week high ($43.08), which the company achieved on December 9th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Johnson & Johnson JNJ fell 0.15% to $157.89, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK fell 0.90% to $82.34, and Novartis AG ADR NVS fell 0.58% to $93.31. Trading volume (31.0 M) remained 19.1 million below its 50-day average volume of 50.1 M.