Shares of PerkinElmer Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203769792/composite PKI -2.57% slipped 1.49% to $176.95 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.38% rising 0.23% to 4,701.46 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.39% falling 0.03% to 35,804.38. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. PerkinElmer Inc. closed $15.05 below its 52-week high ($192.00), which the company reached on September 23rd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO -1.40% rose 0.04% to $633.00, Becton Dickinson & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205527610/composite BDX -0.81% fell 0.86% to $244.46, and Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN -2.25% fell 0.05% to $365.56. Trading volume (1.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 702,102.