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Shares of Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) rallied 2.35% to $91.02 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index rising 1.73% to 4,280.15 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 1.27% to 33,761.05. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Merck & Co. Inc. closed $4.70 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) fell 1.10% to $165.30, Roche Holding AG Part. Cert. fell 0.63% to $323.58, and Pfizer Inc. (PFE) rose 3.77% to $50.11. Trading volume (12.3 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 10.5 M.
Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet. Data compiled August 12, 2022.
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August 12, 2022 17:08 ET (21:08 GMT)
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