Shares of Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +1.26% rose 2.03% to $266.82 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.16% rising 2.02% to 4,088.85 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.42% rising 1.34% to 32,654.59. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $82.85 below 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 Tuesday, as Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +1.89% rose 2.54% to $149.24, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +4.16% rose 1.77% to $2,329.46, and SAP SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/207905606/composite SAP -1.70% rose 1.56% to $99.06. Trading volume (28.7 M) remained 4.7 million below its 50-day average volume of 33.4 M.