As stocks across the US market suffered a second week of declines, Illumina managed to post a 9 percent gain in its stock price over the trading week ended Tuesday following strong Q2 results last week (see BioCommerce Week 7/25/2007).
Illumina led the eight shares that gained value during the tracking period, though none of the others eclipsed 5 percent growth.

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