Shares of Johnson & Johnson JNJ, +2.09% advanced 2.09% to $173.01 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +2.45% rising 2.45% to 3,764.79 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +2.15% rising 2.15% to 30,530.25. Johnson & Johnson closed $13.68 short of its 52-week high ($186.69), which the company achieved on April 25th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF, -1.01% fell 1.01% to $303.01, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK, +4.03% rose 4.03% to $88.03, and Pfizer Inc. PFE, +3.40% rose 3.40% to $48.11. Trading volume (8.2 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 7.5 M.