Shares of Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL -3.17% inched 0.46% higher to $149.32 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -2.23% rising 0.06% to 15,235.71 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -2.53% rising 0.04% to 35,756.88. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Apple Inc. closed $7.94 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 Tuesday, as Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -2.44% rose 0.64% to $310.11, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL -2.69% rose 1.35% to $2,786.17, and International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM -0.79% fell 0.40% to $127.13. Trading volume (60.6 M) remained 15.4 million below its 50-day average volume of 75.9 M.