Shares of Apple Inc. (NAS:AAPL) slid 1.17% to $161.84 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ:COMP) falling 1.92% to 15,085.47 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 0.17% to 34,580.08. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. Apple Inc. closed $8.46 short of its 52-week high ($170.30), which the company reached on December 1st.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Microsoft Corp. (NAS:MSFT) fell 1.97% to $323.01, Alphabet Inc. Cl A (NAS:GOOGL) fell 0.67% to $2,840.03, and International Business Machines Corp. (NYS:IBM) rose 1.66% to $118.84. Trading volume (117.7 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 80.2 M.