Shares of Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +3.41% sank 0.37% to $253.14 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +3.06% falling 0.58% to 3,900.79 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +2.68% falling 0.75% to 31,253.13. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Microsoft Corp. closed $96.53 short of its 52-week high ($349.67), which the company achieved on November 22nd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +2.45% fell 2.46% to $137.35, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +5.11% fell 1.35% to $2,207.68, and SAP SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/207905606/composite SAP +4.42% rose 5.27% to $95.35. Trading volume (32.3 M) remained 464,233 below its 50-day average volume of 32.8 M.