Shares of Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN -0.30% slid 3.01% to $213.05 Wednesday, 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 -0.30% falling 1.65% to 3,935.18 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.20% falling 1.02% to 31,834.11. This was the stock's fifth consecutive day of losses. Illumina Inc. closed $312.95 short of its 52-week high ($526.00), which the company reached on August 16th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO -0.21% fell 1.18% to $520.00, Danaher Corp. /zigman2/quotes/210555154/composite DHR -0.16% fell 1.39% to $237.11, and Agilent Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207081878/composite A -0.59% fell 2.27% to $113.99. Trading volume (1.7 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 891,006.