Shares of Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN -0.50% advanced 7.42% to $233.56 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.18% rising 2.39% to 4,023.89 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.08% rising 1.47% to 32,196.66. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Illumina Inc. closed $292.44 below its 52-week high ($526.00), which the company achieved on August 16th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO -0.20% rose 2.97% to $541.42, Danaher Corp. /zigman2/quotes/210555154/composite DHR -0.37% rose 4.02% to $249.19, and Agilent Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207081878/composite A +0.19% rose 2.80% to $119.38. Trading volume (1.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 922,918.