Shares of Facebook Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/205064656/composite FB +1.47% inched 0.23% higher to $340.78 Wednesday, 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 +0.68% rising 0.43% to 35,609.34 and the NASDAQ Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +1.88% falling 0.05% to 15,121.68. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Facebook Inc. Cl A closed $43.55 below its 52-week high ($384.33), which the company achieved on September 1st.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +2.11% fell 0.27% to $307.41, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +2.35% fell 1.02% to $2,835.38, and Twitter Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203180645/composite TWTR -2.74% fell 0.47% to $65.80. Trading volume (13.6 M) remained 2.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 15.8 M.