Shares of Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN +0.04% dropped 0.46% to $219.67 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.35% rising 0.25% to 4,001.05 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.30% falling 0.26% to 32,160.74. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of losses. Illumina Inc. closed $306.33 short of its 52-week high ($526.00), which the company achieved on August 16th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO -0.47% rose 1.71% to $526.23, Danaher Corp. /zigman2/quotes/210555154/composite DHR -0.24% rose 0.45% to $240.45, and Agilent Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207081878/composite A -0.76% rose 3.12% to $116.64. Trading volume (2.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 874,996.