Among advancers was the Crown Cork and Seal Company, a packaging manufacturer.
Crowntainer, manufactured by Crown Cork & Seal Company, is unique because it has a continuous form instead of a separate cone top.
Other big gainers yesterday included Merck, up 3 1/8, to 136, and Crown Cork, up 4 3/4, to 119.
After starting his own box company, Connelly Containers, he gained control of Crown Cork in 1957.
For example, the stock of Crown Cork and Seal closed at $52 on Friday, a price equal to 16 times the company's estimated earnings a share this year.
Artists have created live/work space in the sprawling former Crown Cork and Seal factory buildings (commonly known as the Copycat Building) along the railroad tracks.
Debt * Crown Cork and Seal Co., Philadelphia, filed for a shelf offering of up to $600 million in debt securities.
The bottle and the cap were produced by the Crown Cork and Seal Company in Brussels.
Continental Can Canada, a maker of metal containers, had 1988 sales of $425 million, Crown Cork said.
This is one of the worst cycles for rigid- packaging companies, and Crown Cork is doing so much better than the others.