Johnson & Johnson stock falls Friday, still outperforms market

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Shares of Johnson & Johnson slipped 0.65% to $166.97 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index falling 0.77% to 4,458.58 and Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 0.78% to 34,607.72. This was the stock’s fourth consecutive day of losses. Johnson & Johnson closed $12.95 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 Friday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. fell 1.49% to $370.90, Merck & Co. Inc. fell 0.50% to $73.45, and Pfizer Inc. fell 0.96% to $45.59. Trading volume (6.7 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 5.6 M.

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