Shares of Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN -0.85% inched 0.01% higher to $449.92 Thursday, 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 -0.28% falling 0.16% to 4,473.75 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.55% falling 0.18% to 34,751.32. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Illumina Inc. closed $105.85 below its 52-week high ($555.77), which the company reached on February 12th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO +1.15% fell 0.45% to $560.44, Danaher Corp. /zigman2/quotes/210555154/composite DHR -0.01% fell 0.39% to $324.00, and Agilent Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207081878/composite A -1.60% fell 0.29% to $173.28. Trading volume (696,456) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 652,384.