Shares of Waters Corp.
inched 0.84% higher to $336.58 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.19% to 4,247.44 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.04% to 34,479.60. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Waters Corp. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $334.49, which the company achieved on June 10th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
rose 0.05% to $465.15, Danaher Corp.
rose 0.31% to $247.02, and General Electric Co.
rose 0.44% to $13.69. Trading volume (338,614) remained 34,733 below its 50-day average volume of 373,347.