Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/200060694/composite BRK.B +0.46% rallied 2.82% to $280.49 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.24% rising 3.06% to 3,790.93 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.07% rising 2.80% to 30,316.32. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B closed $81.61 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 Tuesday, as Honeywell International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205583690/composite HON +0.30% rose 2.98% to $178.19, 3M Co. /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM +1.03% rose 2.12% to $115.62, and General Electric Co. /zigman2/quotes/208495069/composite GE +0.16% rose 6.19% to $67.54. Trading volume (4.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 4.0 M.