Shares of Microsoft Corp. (NAS:MSFT) slid 0.23% to $252.56 Friday, 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 0.01% to 3,901.36 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) rising 0.03% to 31,261.90. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. Microsoft Corp. closed $97.11 short of 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 Friday, as Apple Inc. (NAS:AAPL) rose 0.17% to $137.59, Alphabet Inc. Cl A (NAS:GOOGL) fell 1.34% to $2,178.16, and SAP SE ADR (NYS:SAP) rose 2.18% to $97.43. Trading volume (38.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 32.7 M.