Johnson & Johnson stock outperforms market on strong trading day

Shares of Johnson & Johnson JNJ,
+0.11%
inched 0.11% higher to $175.67 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX,
+0.10%
rising 0.10% to 3,821.62 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
+0.28%
rising 0.28% to 32,849.74. The stock’s rise snapped a three-day losing streak. Johnson & Johnson closed $11.02 short of its 52-week high ($186.69), which the company achieved on April 25th.

The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Procter & Gamble Co. PG,
+0.04%
rose 0.04% to $150.46. Trading volume (5.6 M) remained 1.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 6.8 M.

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