Shares of Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL -3.17% inched 0.34% higher to $149.26 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -2.53% rising 0.43% to 35,609.34 and the NASDAQ Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -2.23% falling 0.05% to 15,121.68. This was the stock's fifth consecutive day of gains. Apple Inc. closed $8.00 below its 52-week high ($157.26), which the company achieved on September 7th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -2.44% fell 0.27% to $307.41, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL -2.69% fell 1.02% to $2,835.38, and International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM -0.79% fell 0.06% to $141.90. Trading volume (58.1 M) remained 19.0 million below its 50-day average volume of 77.0 M.