Shares of Johnson & Johnson sank 0.42% to $160.25 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index falling 0.69% to 4,361.19 and Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 0.72% to 34,496.06. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of losses. Johnson & Johnson closed $19.67 short of its 52-week high ($179.92), which the company achieved on August 20th.
Despite its losses, the stock outperformed some of its competitors Monday, as Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. fell 3.95% to $384.93, Merck & Co. Inc. fell 0.87% to $79.93, and Pfizer Inc. fell 0.92% to $42.06.true Trading volume (4.1 M) remained 1.6 million below its 50-day average volume of 5.7 M.