Shares of PerkinElmer Inc. inched 0.81% higher to $188.82 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) falling 0.14% to 4,697.96 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 0.75% to 35,601.98. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. PerkinElmer Inc. closed $3.18 below 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. (NYS:TMO) fell 0.25% to $636.05, Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYS:BDX) fell 0.30% to $248.61, and Illumina Inc. (NAS:ILMN) rose 0.91% to $379.34. Trading volume (819,710) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 676,613.