Shares of PerkinElmer Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203769792/composite PKI -2.78% inched 0.08% higher to $169.82 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.42% rising 0.75% to 4,471.37 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.82% rising 1.09% to 35,294.76. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. PerkinElmer Inc. closed $22.18 short of its 52-week high ($192.00), which the company achieved on September 23rd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO +0.23% rose 0.87% to $582.39, Becton Dickinson & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205527610/composite BDX +0.11% fell 0.63% to $241.16, and Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN -0.05% rose 0.45% to $409.93. Trading volume (470,630) remained 187,451 below its 50-day average volume of 658,081.