Shares of Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +1.21% inched 0.21% higher to $146.40 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +1.13% falling 0.25% to 11,148.64 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.55% falling 0.14% to 30,273.87. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Apple Inc. closed $36.54 below its 52-week high ($182.94), which the company achieved on January 4th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +1.24% rose 0.13% to $249.20, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL -1.30% fell 0.21% to $101.43, and International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM +0.35% rose 0.19% to $125.74. Trading volume (79.1 M) remained 3.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 82.3 M.