Shares of Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL -1.28% inched 0.24% higher to $161.41 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.30% rising 0.55% to 35,813.80 and the NASDAQ Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -2.72% falling 0.50% to 15,775.14. This was the stock's eighth consecutive day of gains. Apple Inc. closed $4.29 short of its 52-week high ($165.70), which the company achieved on November 22nd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -1.85% fell 0.63% to $337.68, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL -2.22% fell 0.36% to $2,915.64, and International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM -1.12% rose 0.27% to $116.79. Trading volume (94.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 75.5 M.