Shares of Pfizer Inc.
shed 1.46% to $41.12 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.16% to 30,046.37 and the S&P 500 Index
falling 0.13% to 3,663.46. This was the stock’s third consecutive day of losses. Pfizer Inc. closed $1.96 short of its 52-week high ($43.08), which the company achieved on December 9th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Johnson & Johnson
rose 0.46% to $152.95, Merck & Co. Inc.
fell 0.04% to $82.96, and Novartis AG ADR
rose 1.03% to $92.62. Trading volume (59.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 42.1 M.