Shares of Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL -1.17% inched 0.15% higher to $149.48 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 -1.92% rising 0.62% to 15,215.70 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.17% falling 0.02% to 35,603.08. This was the stock's sixth consecutive day of gains. Apple Inc. closed $7.78 below 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 Thursday, as Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -1.97% rose 1.09% to $310.76, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL -0.67% rose 0.08% to $2,837.72, and International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM +1.66% fell 9.56% to $128.33. Trading volume (61.0 M) remained 16.3 million below its 50-day average volume of 77.2 M.