Shares of Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +1.56% rose 2.68% to $334.92 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.01% rising 2.07% to 4,686.75 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.42% rising 1.40% to 35,719.43. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $14.75 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 Tuesday, as Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +5.33% rose 3.54% to $171.18, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +2.40% rose 2.87% to $2,945.39, and SAP SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/207905606/composite SAP -1.35% rose 1.44% to $134.50. Trading volume (31.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 25.9 M.