Johnson & Johnson stock rises Thursday, outperforms market

Johnson & Johnson JNJ Shares,
+0.26%
rose 0.26% to $165.08 on Thursday, on what turned out to be a poor overall trading session for the stock market, along with the S&P 500 SPX Index,
-1.13%
down 1.13% to 3,901.35 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
-0.56%
down 0.56% to 30,961.82. It was the second consecutive day of gains for the title. Johnson & Johnson closed $21.61 lower than its 52-week high ($186.69), which the company hit on April 25.

The stock posted a mixed performance against some of its competitors on Thursday, such as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF,
+0.78%
rose 0.78% to $339.26, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK,
-0.23%
fell 0.23% to $86.75, and Pfizer Inc. PFE,
-0.46%
fell 0.46% to $45.94. Trading volume (7.2M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 6.4M.

Editor’s note: This story was automatically generated by Automated Insights, an automation technology provider, using data from Dow Jones and FactSet. See our Market Data Terms of Use.

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