Shares of Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN +1.41% rose 1.77% to $375.98 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.08% rising 0.31% to 4,701.21 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.56% rising 0.10% to 35,754.75. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Illumina Inc. closed $179.79 below its 52-week high ($555.77), which the company reached on February 12th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO -1.01% rose 1.50% to $638.15, Danaher Corp. /zigman2/quotes/210555154/composite DHR +0.43% rose 1.57% to $318.26, and Agilent Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207081878/composite A -0.34% rose 1.63% to $156.31. Trading volume (1.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 854,005.