Shares of Microsoft Corp. (NAS:MSFT) slumped 0.18% to $329.49 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) rising 1.42% to 4,577.10 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) rising 1.82% to 34,639.79. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. Microsoft Corp. closed $20.18 short of its 52-week high ($349.67), which the company reached on November 22nd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Apple Inc. (NAS:AAPL) fell 0.61% to $163.76, Alphabet Inc. Cl A (NAS:GOOGL) rose 1.36% to $2,859.32, and SAP SE ADR (NYS:SAP) rose 0.28% to $130.17. Trading volume (29.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 24.4 M.