Shares of Alphabet Inc. Cl A (NAS:GOOGL) slipped 0.77% to $2,694.53 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) falling 0.54% to 4,395.26 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 0.42% to 34,935.47. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Alphabet Inc. Cl A closed $71.41 short of its 52-week high ($2,765.94), which the company reached on July 28th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Apple Inc. (NAS:AAPL) rose 0.15% to $145.86, Microsoft Corp. (NAS:MSFT) fell 0.55% to $284.91, and Facebook Inc. Cl A (NAS:FB) fell 0.56% to $356.30. Trading volume (1.3 M) remained 62,363 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.