Shares of F5 Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209237881/composite FFIV -2.01% slumped 0.25% to $166.07 Tuesday, 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 -0.42% rising 0.95% to 4,160.68 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.18% rising 0.80% to 33,180.14. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. F5 Inc. closed $82.93 below its 52-week high ($249.00), which the company achieved on December 29th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Cisco Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite CSCO -0.22% rose 0.53% to $45.57, Juniper Networks Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207361368/composite JNPR -1.03% rose 0.62% to $30.89, and Radware Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/201355321/composite RDWR -2.79% rose 0.20% to $24.68. Trading volume (236,710) remained 334,825 below its 50-day average volume of 571,535.