Shares of Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL -3.17% advanced 1.18% to $146.55 Monday, 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 -2.23% rising 0.84% to 15,021.81 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -2.53% falling 0.10% to 35,258.61. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Apple Inc. closed $10.71 short of its 52-week high ($157.26), which the company achieved on September 7th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Monday, as Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -2.44% rose 1.01% to $307.29, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL -2.69% rose 1.00% to $2,855.56, and International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM -0.79% fell 1.58% to $142.32. Trading volume (82.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 76.2 M.