Shares of Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -1.01% advanced 3.37% to $240.74 Monday, 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 -0.09% rising 2.59% to 3,678.43 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.04% rising 2.66% to 29,490.89. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Microsoft Corp. closed $108.93 short of its 52-week high ($349.67), which the company achieved on November 22nd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Monday, as Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL -0.54% rose 3.08% to $142.45, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/lastsale GOOGL -1.61% rose 3.13% to $98.64, and SAP SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/207905606/composite SAP +1.49% rose 3.31% to $83.94. Trading volume (28.5 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 24.9 M.