Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B BRK.B inched 0.15% higher to $263.06 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.10% to 4,073.94 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.29% to 33,430.24. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B closed $4.44 short of its 52-week high ($267.50), which the company reached on March 10th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Honeywell International Inc. HON fell 0.04% to $219.19, 3M Co. MMM fell 0.07% to $194.84, and General Electric Co. GE fell 0.45% to $13.40. Trading volume (3.0 M) remained 2.6 million below its 50-day average volume of 5.6 M.