Shares of Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +6.16% slid 5.09% to $234.24 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +3.09% falling 2.80% to 3,639.66 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +2.18% falling 2.11% to 29,296.79. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Microsoft Corp. closed $115.43 short of its 52-week high ($349.67), which the company reached on November 22nd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +4.86% fell 3.67% to $140.09, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/lastsale GOOGL +6.09% fell 2.70% to $98.68, and SAP SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/207905606/composite SAP +3.69% fell 2.12% to $84.53. Trading volume (37.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 24.5 M.