Shares of Johnson & Johnson slipped 0.04% to $165.97 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index rising 0.88% to 4,229.89 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 0.52% to 34,756.39. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of losses. Johnson & Johnson closed $7.68 short of its 52-week high ($173.65), which the company reached on January 26th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. rose 6.67% to $353.62, Merck & Co. Inc. rose 0.27% to $74.11, and Pfizer Inc. rose 0.46% to $39.15. Trading volume (6.4 M) remained 737,142 below its 50-day average volume of 7.2 M.