Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/200060694/composite BRK.B +2.16% inched 0.80% higher to $295.11 Wednesday, 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 +2.59% rising 2.13% to 4,210.24 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +2.66% rising 1.63% to 33,309.51. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B closed $66.99 short of its 52-week high ($362.10), which the company reached on March 29th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Honeywell International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205583690/composite HON +3.64% rose 1.62% to $197.23, 3M Co. /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM +2.46% rose 1.04% to $149.38, and General Electric Co. /zigman2/quotes/208495069/composite GE +2.73% rose 2.95% to $77.14. Trading volume (3.7 M) remained 518,766 below its 50-day average volume of 4.2 M.