Shares of PerkinElmer Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203769792/composite PKI -1.72% advanced 2.19% to $160.06 Thursday, 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 +0.15% rising 0.20% to 4,367.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.10% rising 0.07% to 34,823.35. This was the stock's sixth consecutive day of gains. PerkinElmer Inc. closed $2.64 below its 52-week high ($162.70), which the company reached on January 11th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO +0.25% rose 1.99% to $524.50, Becton Dickinson & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205527610/composite BDX -0.25% rose 1.22% to $249.35, and Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN -0.09% rose 1.18% to $486.52. Trading volume (780,234) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 701,192.