Shares of Perrigo Co. PLC /zigman2/quotes/201110862/composite PRGO -0.77% inched 0.43% higher to $46.91 Friday, 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 -0.91% rising 0.75% to 4,352.34 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.48% rising 0.44% to 34,786.35. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Perrigo Co. PLC closed $11.92 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 Friday, as Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/208524651/delayed DSKYF -0.51% rose 1.49% to $21.82, Catalent Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206700489/composite CTLT -1.46% rose 0.24% to $111.12, and United Therapeutics Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207551939/composite UTHR -2.47% fell 0.18% to $184.33. Trading volume (860,257) remained 297,501 below its 50-day average volume of 1.2 M.