Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B BRK.B inched 0.21% higher to $263.62 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.15% to 4,079.95 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.05% to 33,446.26. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B closed $3.88 short of its 52-week high ($267.50), which the company reached on March 10th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Honeywell International Inc. HON fell 0.31% to $218.50, 3M Co. MMM rose 0.06% to $194.95, and General Electric Co. GE fell 0.07% to $13.39. Trading volume (3.5 M) remained 2.0 million below its 50-day average volume of 5.5 M.