Shares of Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +2.74% inched 0.75% higher to $144.84 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +1.53% rising 0.50% to 14,897.34 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.15% rising 1.09% to 35,294.76. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Apple Inc. closed $12.42 short of its 52-week high ($157.26), which the company achieved on September 7th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +2.35% rose 0.48% to $304.21, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +2.48% rose 0.15% to $2,827.36, and International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM +1.26% rose 0.85% to $144.61. Trading volume (67.6 M) remained 8.3 million below its 50-day average volume of 75.9 M.