Shares of Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL -1.96% inched 0.66% higher to $151.76 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -0.52% rising 0.25% to 10,829.50 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.45% falling 0.43% to 29,134.99. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Apple Inc. closed $31.18 short of its 52-week high ($182.94), which the company achieved on January 4th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -0.04% fell 0.44% to $236.41, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL -1.02% fell 0.68% to $97.50, and International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM -0.26% fell 0.22% to $121.74. Trading volume (84.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 76.8 M.