Shares of Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL -0.54% dropped 0.44% to $168.49 Thursday, 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 +0.04% rising 0.08% to 33,336.67 and the NASDAQ Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -0.16% falling 0.58% to 12,779.91. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. Apple Inc. closed $14.45 short of its 52-week high ($182.94), which the company achieved on January 4th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -1.01% fell 0.74% to $287.02, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/lastsale GOOGL -1.61% fell 0.72% to $118.84, and International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM +0.49% rose 0.79% to $132.54. Trading volume (56.1 M) remained 20.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 76.3 M.