Shares of PerkinElmer Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203769792/composite PKI -3.56% inched 0.72% higher to $171.62 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.96% rising 0.74% to 4,519.63 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.71% rising 0.56% to 35,457.31. This was the stock's fifth consecutive day of gains. PerkinElmer Inc. closed $20.38 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 Tuesday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO -2.82% rose 0.69% to $592.10, Becton Dickinson & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205527610/composite BDX +2.06% rose 1.79% to $242.73, and Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN -0.87% rose 0.86% to $414.08. Trading volume (514,029) remained 142,431 below its 50-day average volume of 656,460.