Shares of Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +0.26% advanced 1.36% to $2,859.32 Thursday, 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 -0.31% rising 1.42% to 4,577.10 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.18% rising 1.82% to 34,639.79. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Alphabet Inc. Cl A closed $160.01 short of its 52-week high ($3,019.33), which the company reached on November 19th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +0.56% fell 0.61% to $163.76, Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +0.03% fell 0.18% to $329.49, and Meta Platforms Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205064656/composite FB -1.12% fell 0.07% to $310.39. Trading volume (1.5 M) remained 89,959 below its 50-day average volume of 1.5 M.