Shares of Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN +3.77% slid 2.24% to $324.36 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 +1.31% falling 0.54% to 4,326.51 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.65% falling 0.02% to 34,160.78. This was the stock's sixth consecutive day of losses. Illumina Inc. closed $231.41 below its 52-week high ($555.77), which the company reached on February 12th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO +4.78% fell 1.63% to $553.74, Danaher Corp. /zigman2/quotes/210555154/composite DHR +4.29% rose 1.20% to $269.97, and Agilent Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207081878/composite A +4.55% fell 1.06% to $132.09. Trading volume (954,758) remained 119,078 below its 50-day average volume of 1.1 M.