Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/200060694/composite BRK.B -0.28% rose 1.26% to $306.65 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.72% rising 0.19% to 4,305.20 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.62% rising 0.71% to 34,152.01. This was the stock's seventh consecutive day of gains. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B closed $55.45 short of its 52-week high ($362.10), which the company reached on March 29th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Honeywell International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205583690/composite HON -1.08% rose 0.70% to $203.67, 3M Co. /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM -1.01% fell 0.77% to $150.26, and General Electric Co. /zigman2/quotes/208495069/composite GE -1.24% rose 1.58% to $81.07. Trading volume (3.3 M) remained 806,907 below its 50-day average volume of 4.1 M.