Shares in Merck & Co. Inc.
reached 0.83% higher at $ 74.93 on Monday, on what turned out to be an all-round mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.09% to 31,521.69 and the S&P 500 Index
drops 0.77% to 3,876.50. The stock’s rise hit a two-day loss. Merck & Co. Inc. closed $ 12.87 below the 52-week high ($ 87.80) that the company reached on September 3.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Monday, such as Johnson & Johnson
fell 0.06% to $ 161.87, Roche Holding AG Part. Cert.
fell 0.93% to $ 334.84 and Pfizer Inc.
fell 0.52% to $ 34.26. The trading volume (8.2 million) was 1.7 million below the average volume of 9.9 million days.