Shares of Perrigo Co. PLC (NYS:PRGO) advanced 1.16% to $47.89 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) rising 0.42% to 4,419.15 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) rising 0.44% to 35,084.53. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Perrigo Co. PLC closed $8.15 below its 52-week high ($56.04), which the company reached on July 30th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. (OTC:DSKYF) rose 1.12% to $20.85, Catalent Inc. (NYS:CTLT) rose 2.41% to $119.32, and United Therapeutics Corp. (NAS:UTHR) fell 0.67% to $184.22. Trading volume (735,775) remained 363,834 below its 50-day average volume of 1.1 M.