Shares of Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN +0.45% slipped 0.88% to $448.85 Tuesday, 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 +0.75% falling 0.57% to 4,443.05 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% falling 0.84% to 34,577.57. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of losses. Illumina Inc. closed $106.92 short of its 52-week high ($555.77), which the company reached on February 12th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO +0.87% rose 0.63% to $562.40, Danaher Corp. /zigman2/quotes/210555154/composite DHR +0.32% rose 0.82% to $324.09, and Agilent Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207081878/composite A +0.45% rose 0.20% to $172.42. Trading volume (675,009) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 641,942.