Shares of Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +0.96% advanced 4.01% to $143.11 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +0.35% rising 1.59% to 11,535.27 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.23% rising 1.98% to 31,880.24. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Apple Inc. closed $39.83 short of its 52-week high ($182.94), which the company reached on January 4th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Monday, as Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +1.28% rose 3.20% to $260.65, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +1.16% rose 2.37% to $2,229.76, and International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM +0.33% rose 2.09% to $131.17. Trading volume (115.7 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 98.4 M.