Johnson & Johnson Stock in the Week Ended October 5

Johnson & Johnson’s trading activity this week

On October 5, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stock opened at $137.43, a decline of ~0.51% compared to its closing price of $139.35 on October 4. Johnson & Johnson stock was trading at its 52-week high of $148.32 on January 17. It’s currently trading ~53.0% higher than its 52-week low of $118.62 reported on May 29.

Johnson & Johnson Stock in the Week Ended October 5

Over the last week, JNJ stock has risen ~0.82%. JNJ stock has risen ~4.2% over the last month. Year-to-date, JNJ stock has reported a decline of ~0.26%. The one-year stock price return for JNJ stands at ~4.9%. On October 5, Johnson & Johnson stock’s 50-day moving average was $137.60, and its 200-day moving average was $129.10.

Peers Pfizer (PFE), Mylan (MYL), and Abbott Laboratories (ABT) have registered respective stock price returns of 1.9%, -2.8%, and -1.6% over the last week.

Major events that triggered J&J’s recent stock performance

On October 4, Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Janssen and Prime Therapeutics entered into a value-based contract for Janssen’s Stelara, which is used for the treatment of psoriasis.

On the same day, Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals entered into a $3.7 billion license agreement for the development and commercialization of a gene-silencing drug for the treatment of Hepatitis B. On October 4, JNJ stock registered a rise of ~0.23%.

On October 2, JNJ stock rose by ~0.57%. On the day, Johnson & Johnson completed the divestiture of its LifeScan division to Platinum Equity. J&J had accepted the acquisition offer by Platinum Equity for J&J’s LifeScan business in June, as reported in An Investor’s Guide: Johnson & Johnson Updates.

On September 26, J&J’s subsidiary Depuy Synthes expanded its spine portfolio with a nerve assessment platform for use during spine surgery.

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