Shares of Intuitive Surgical Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204935713/composite ISRG -0.08% slumped 0.29% to $210.78 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.24% rising 0.34% to 3,946.01 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.04% rising 0.10% to 31,135.09. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Intuitive Surgical Inc. closed $158.91 short of its 52-week high ($369.69), which the company achieved on November 5th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Medtronic PLC /zigman2/quotes/206816578/composite MDT +0.05% rose 0.33% to $90.62, Stryker Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207664662/composite SYK +1.66% rose 0.15% to $226.19, and Becton Dickinson & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205527610/composite BDX -0.17% rose 0.85% to $258.95. Trading volume (1.5 M) remained 420,844 below its 50-day average volume of 1.9 M.