Shares of Meta Platforms Inc. advanced 1.55% to $322.81 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -0.91% rising 3.03% to 15,686.92 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.31% rising 1.40% to 35,719.43. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Meta Platforms Inc. closed $61.52 below its 52-week high ($384.33), which the company reached on September 1st.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -1.22% rose 2.68% to $334.92, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/lastsale GOOGL -1.69% rose 2.87% to $2,945.39, and Twitter Inc. fell 0.02% to $44.46. Trading volume (18.8 M) remained 5.3 million below its 50-day average volume of 24.1 M.