Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/200060694/composite BRK.B +1.64% rallied 2.12% to $319.11 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.06% rising 2.47% to 4,158.24 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.05% rising 1.76% to 33,212.96. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B closed $42.99 short of its 52-week high ($362.10), which the company achieved on March 29th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Honeywell International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205583690/composite HON +0.75% rose 1.68% to $196.35, 3M Co. /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM -0.71% rose 1.68% to $149.51, and General Electric Co. /zigman2/quotes/208495069/composite GE -0.20% rose 2.27% to $78.76. Trading volume (4.2 M) remained 432,669 below its 50-day average volume of 4.6 M.