Shares of PerkinElmer Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203769792/composite PKI +3.41% rose 2.56% to $190.32 Wednesday, 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 +2.43% rising 0.31% to 4,701.21 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.65% rising 0.10% to 35,754.75. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. PerkinElmer Inc. closed $1.68 short of its 52-week high ($192.00), which the company reached on September 23rd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO +3.30% rose 1.50% to $638.15, Becton Dickinson & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205527610/composite BDX +1.81% fell 1.56% to $246.45, and Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN +2.34% rose 1.77% to $375.98. Trading volume (849,666) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 729,941.