Shares of Perrigo Co. PLC PRGO rose 1.96% to $41.17 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.11% to 4,170.42 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.90% to 34,035.99. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Perrigo Co. PLC closed $17.66 short of its 52-week high ($58.83), which the company achieved on July 17th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. DSKYF rose 3.32% to $28.62, Catalent Inc. CTLT rose 0.98% to $110.99, and United Therapeutics Corp. UTHR fell 0.55% to $201.67. Trading volume (665,425) remained 743,734 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.