Johnson & Johnson stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Shares of Johnson & Johnson inched 0.57% higher to $160.11 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Johnson & Johnson closed $19.81 below its 52-week high ($179.92), which the company achieved on August 20th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. rose 0.79% to $384.50, Merck & Co. Inc. fell 0.79% to $78.33, and Pfizer Inc. rose 0.60% to $41.67. Trading volume (4.5 M) remained 1.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 5.8 M.

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