Shares of PerkinElmer Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203769792/composite PKI +1.16% inched 1.00% higher to $169.68 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.32% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.68% rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. PerkinElmer Inc. closed $22.32 below its 52-week high ($192.00), which the company reached on September 23rd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO +1.57% rose 0.66% to $577.35, Becton Dickinson & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205527610/composite BDX -0.60% rose 1.18% to $242.68, and Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN +0.28% rose 0.73% to $408.10. Trading volume (472,485) remained 189,289 below its 50-day average volume of 661,774.