Shares of Johnson & Johnson inched 0.96% higher to $159.20 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index rising 0.30% to 4,363.80 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 0.00% to 34,377.81. The stock’s rise snapped a three-day losing streak. Johnson & Johnson closed $20.72 short of its 52-week high ($179.92), which the company reached on August 20th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. fell 0.00% to $381.50, Merck & Co. Inc. fell 0.80% to $78.95, and Pfizer Inc. fell 1.03% to $41.42. Trading volume (6.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 5.7 M.