Shares of Illumina Inc. (NAS:ILMN) inched 0.23% higher to $449.88 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) rising 0.85% to 4,480.70 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) rising 0.68% to 34,814.39. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Illumina Inc. closed $105.89 short of its 52-week high ($555.77), which the company reached on February 12th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYS:TMO) rose 0.10% to $562.96, Danaher Corp. (NYS:DHR) rose 0.36% to $325.26, and Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYS:A) rose 0.79% to $173.79. Trading volume (1.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 644,189.