Johnson & Johnson stock falls Wednesday, still outperforms the market

Shares of Johnson & Johnson JNJ,
-1.02%
slid 1.02% to $163.28 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX,
-1.71%
falling 1.71% to 3,789.93 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
-1.70%
falling 1.70% to 30,183.78. This was the stock’s third consecutive day of losses. Johnson & Johnson closed $23.41 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 well as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF,
-1.24%
fell 1.24% to $319.00, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK,
-1.71%
fell 1.71% to $84.53, and Pfizer Inc. PFE,
-1.90%
fell 1.90% to $43.92.true Trading volume (8.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 6.9 M.

Editor’s Note: This story was auto-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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