Shares of Pfizer Inc. PFE advanced 1.72% to $37.77 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.66% to 3,799.61 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.29% to 31,008.69. This was the stock’s third consecutive day of gains. Pfizer Inc. closed $5.31 below its 52-week high ($43.08), which the company reached on December 9th.
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The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Monday, as Johnson & Johnson JNJ fell 0.42% to $159.37, Merck & Co. Inc. MRK rose 2.37% to $85.00, and Novartis AG ADR NVS rose 0.37% to $94.39. Trading volume (47.3 M) remained 2.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 49.5 M.