Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/200060694/composite BRK.B +0.44% inched 0.46% higher to $296.47 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.43% rising 0.08% to 33,336.67 and the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.21% falling 0.07% to 4,207.27. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B closed $65.63 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 Thursday, as Honeywell International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205583690/composite HON 0.00% rose 1.15% to $198.51, 3M Co. /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM -0.52% rose 0.19% to $149.66, and General Electric Co. /zigman2/quotes/208495069/composite GE +0.19% rose 2.28% to $78.90. Trading volume (3.1 M) remained 1.1 million below its 50-day average volume of 4.2 M.