Shares of Intuitive Surgical Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204935713/composite ISRG +0.76% slid 0.55% to $209.62 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.31% falling 1.13% to 3,901.35 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.43% falling 0.56% to 30,961.82. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. Intuitive Surgical Inc. closed $160.07 short of its 52-week high ($369.69), which the company reached on November 5th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Medtronic PLC /zigman2/quotes/206816578/composite MDT +0.30% remained unchanged, Stryker Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207664662/composite SYK +1.50% rose 0.23% to $226.72, and Becton Dickinson & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205527610/composite BDX +0.20% fell 0.87% to $256.70. Trading volume (2.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.9 M.