Shares of Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL -0.37% inched 0.43% higher to $2,446.61 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 -0.46% rising 0.51% to 4,246.44 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.92% rising 0.20% to 33,945.58. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Alphabet Inc. Cl A closed $8.90 short of its 52-week high ($2,455.51), which the company reached on June 15th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL -0.28% rose 1.27% to $133.98, Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -0.21% rose 1.10% to $265.51, and Facebook Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/205064656/composite FB +2.19% rose 2.03% to $339.03. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 365,659 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.