Shares of Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +0.86% rose 1.29% to $265.90 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.07% rising 1.99% to 4,057.84 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.24% rising 1.61% to 32,637.19. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $83.77 below its 52-week high ($349.67), which the company achieved on November 22nd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +0.52% rose 2.32% to $143.78, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +0.40% rose 1.88% to $2,155.85, and SAP SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/207905606/composite SAP +0.59% rose 1.18% to $98.47. Trading volume (24.8 M) remained 8.0 million below its 50-day average volume of 32.9 M.