Shares of Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +1.20% rallied 1.26% to $131.79 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +1.04% rising 0.87% to 14,161.35 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.68% falling 0.62% to 33,823.45. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Apple Inc. closed $13.30 short of its 52-week high ($145.09), which the company achieved on January 25th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +1.23% rose 1.37% to $260.90, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +3.58% rose 0.80% to $2,434.87, and International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM +0.45% fell 1.51% to $145.60. Trading volume (96.2 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 82.6 M.