Shares of Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN -1.67% slipped 1.07% to $486.25 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.28% falling 0.47% to 4,401.46 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.21% falling 0.24% to 35,058.52. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Illumina Inc. closed $69.52 short of its 52-week high ($555.77), which the company achieved on February 12th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO -2.48% rose 0.22% to $530.28, Danaher Corp. /zigman2/quotes/210555154/composite DHR -2.62% rose 0.14% to $290.60, and Agilent Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207081878/composite A -3.49% fell 0.20% to $149.95. Trading volume (522,016) remained 134,677 below its 50-day average volume of 656,693.