Shares of Akamai Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203072268/composite AKAM +2.82% inched 0.91% higher to $98.11 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +3.06% falling 1.65% to 3,935.18 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +2.68% falling 1.02% to 31,834.11. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Akamai Technologies Inc. closed $25.14 short of its 52-week high ($123.25), which the company achieved on April 21st.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +5.11% fell 0.69% to $2,272.05, Amazon.com Inc. /zigman2/quotes/210331248/composite AMZN +3.58% fell 3.20% to $2,107.44, and Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +3.41% fell 3.32% to $260.55. Trading volume (2.7 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.7 M.