Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/200060694/composite BRK.B -0.81% inched 0.44% higher to $265.47 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.59% falling 0.21% to 3,647.29 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.82% falling 0.43% to 29,134.99. The stock's rise snapped a five-day losing streak. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B closed $96.63 short of its 52-week high ($362.10), which the company achieved on March 29th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Honeywell International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205583690/composite HON +0.95% remained unchanged, 3M Co. /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM +0.79% fell 0.52% to $112.41, and General Electric Co. /zigman2/quotes/208495069/composite GE +0.57% rose 0.19% to $64.47. Trading volume (5.7 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.8 M.