Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies were mixed at the close of trading:

Baxter International Inc. rose $.28 or .4 percent, to $74.97.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell $.81 or 1.6 percent, to $49.81.

Hospira fell $.83 or 1.5 percent, to $54.64.

Johnson & Johnson fell $.19 or .2 percent, to $99.90.

Eli Lilly & Co. fell $.38 or .6 percent, to $60.68.

Merck rose $.06 or .1 percent, to $56.80.

Pfizer rose $.16 or .6 percent, to $28.86.