Shares of Illumina Inc. (NAS:ILMN) inched 0.28% higher to $370.81 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) rising 1.32% to 4,655.27 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) rising 0.68% to 35,135.94. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Illumina Inc. closed $184.96 short of its 52-week high ($555.77), which the company reached on February 12th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Monday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYS:TMO) rose 1.57% to $648.77, Danaher Corp. (NYS:DHR) rose 0.79% to $326.52, and Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYS:A) rose 0.89% to $153.42. Trading volume (885,610) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 821,890.