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Shares of Merck & Co. Inc. MRK shed 0.67% to $89.34 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.42% to 4,130.29 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.97% to 32,845.13. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. Merck & Co. Inc. closed $6.38 short of its 52-week high ($95.72), which the company reached on June 27th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Johnson & Johnson JNJ rose 0.18% to $174.52, Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. RHHVF fell 0.97% to $332.90, and Pfizer Inc. PFE fell 0.41% to $50.51. Trading volume (14.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 11.3 M.
Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet. Data compiled July 29, 2022.
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July 29, 2022 17:09 ET (21:09 GMT)
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