Shares of Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL -2.50% advanced 2.87% to $2,945.39 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.84% rising 2.07% to 4,686.75 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.51% rising 1.40% to 35,719.43. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Alphabet Inc. Cl A closed $73.94 short of its 52-week high ($3,019.33), which the company reached on November 19th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL -1.89% rose 3.54% to $171.18, Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -2.43% rose 2.68% to $334.92, and Meta Platforms Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205064656/composite FB -4.14% rose 1.55% to $322.81. Trading volume (1.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.6 M.