Shares of Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +0.15% inched 0.90% higher to $2,805.67 Wednesday, 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 +0.75% rising 0.95% to 4,395.64 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% rising 1.00% to 34,258.32. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Alphabet Inc. Cl A closed $119.41 below its 52-week high ($2,925.08), which the company achieved on September 1st.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +0.75% rose 1.69% to $145.85, Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +0.48% rose 1.28% to $298.58, and Facebook Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/205064656/composite FB -1.15% fell 3.99% to $343.21. Trading volume (1.2 M) remained 42,478 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.