2. As of noon trading, Illumina ( ILMN) is up $1.53 (1.0%) to $160.47 on average volume. Thus far, 837,754 shares of Illumina exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $159.48-$161.10 after having opened the day at $160.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $158.94.

Illumina, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and biological function in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and South Africa. Illumina has a market cap of $20.4 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 43.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Illumina a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Illumina as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Illumina Ratings Report now.

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