Shares of Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -0.23% rose 2.81% to $308.26 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.01% rising 2.43% to 4,431.85 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.03% rising 1.65% to 34,725.47. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $41.41 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. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +0.17% rose 6.98% to $170.33, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL -1.34% rose 3.37% to $2,667.02, and SAP SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/207905606/composite SAP +2.18% fell 0.34% to $121.97. Trading volume (49.5 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 34.4 M.