Johnson & Johnson stock outperforms market on strong trading day

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Shares of Johnson & Johnson inched 0.29% higher to $169.98 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index rising 0.20% to 4,367.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 0.07% to 34,823.35. This was the stock’s third consecutive day of gains. Johnson & Johnson closed $3.67 short of its 52-week high ($173.65), which the company achieved on January 26th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. fell 3.10% to $374.52, Merck & Co. Inc. rose 0.18% to $76.53, and Pfizer Inc. rose 1.10% to $41.47. Trading volume (5.2 M) remained 1.4 million below its 50-day average volume of 6.6 M.

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