Shares of Johnson & Johnson
shed 0.80% to $164.69 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
falling 0.67% to 3,695.16 and Dow Jones Industrial Average
falling 0.33% to 30,423.81. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of losses. Johnson & Johnson closed $22.00 below its 52-week high ($186.69), which the company reached on April 25th.
Despite its losses, the stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert.
fell 0.88% to $322.90, Merck & Co. Inc.
fell 1.43% to $93.26, and Pfizer Inc.
fell 2.22% to $43.11.true Trading volume (9.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 7.4 M.