Shares of PerkinElmer Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203769792/composite PKI -0.07% inched 0.14% higher to $185.05 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 -0.11% rising 0.95% to 4,395.64 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.21% rising 1.00% to 34,258.32. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. PerkinElmer Inc. closed $6.02 short of its 52-week high ($191.07), which the company achieved on September 8th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO +0.58% rose 1.61% to $606.63, Becton Dickinson & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205527610/composite BDX +0.25% fell 0.85% to $256.80, and Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN -0.59% fell 0.04% to $434.59. Trading volume (333,960) remained 408,846 below its 50-day average volume of 742,806.