Shares of Facebook Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/205064656/composite FB +5.30% rose 2.03% to $339.03 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +1.04% rising 0.79% to 14,253.27 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.68% rising 0.20% to 33,945.58. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Facebook Inc. Cl A closed $0.89 short of its 52-week high ($339.92), which the company reached on June 15th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +1.23% rose 1.10% to $265.51, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +3.58% rose 0.43% to $2,446.61, and Twitter Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203180645/composite TWTR +3.05% rose 2.94% to $63.78. Trading volume (15.2 M) remained 2.1 million below its 50-day average volume of 17.3 M.