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Shares of Merck & Co. Inc. MRK slipped 2.93% to $89.65 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.59% to 3,959.90 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.15% to 31,874.84. Merck & Co. Inc. closed $6.07 short of its 52-week high ($95.72), which the company reached on June 27th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Johnson & Johnson JNJ fell 0.57% to $170.71, Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF rose 3.45% to $338.80, and Pfizer Inc. PFE fell 1.07% to $50.82. Trading volume (11.8 M) remained 117,017 below its 50-day average volume of 12.0 M.
Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet. Data compiled July 20, 2022.
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July 20, 2022 17:08 ET (21:08 GMT)
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