Shares of Illumina Inc. (NAS:ILMN) 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 (S&P:SPX) falling 0.57% to 4,443.05 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) 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. (NYS:TMO) rose 0.63% to $562.40, Danaher Corp. (NYS:DHR) rose 0.82% to $324.09, and Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYS:A) rose 0.20% to $172.42. Trading volume (675,009) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 641,942.