Shares of Microsoft Corp. MSFT inched 0.28% higher to $224.97 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.03% to 3,853.07 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.04% to 31,176.01. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $7.89 below its 52-week high ($232.86), which the company achieved on September 2nd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Apple Inc. AAPL rose 3.67% to $136.87, Alphabet Inc. Cl A GOOGL rose 0.22% to $1,884.15, and SAP SE ADR SAP rose 0.21% to $127.90. Trading volume (30.2 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 27.0 M.