Shares of Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -0.51% inched 0.17% higher to $294.80 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.11% falling 0.08% to 4,354.19 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.21% falling 0.15% to 33,919.84. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Microsoft Corp. closed $11.04 below its 52-week high ($305.84), which the company achieved on August 20th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL -0.53% rose 0.34% to $143.43, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL -3.04% rose 0.23% to $2,780.66, and SAP SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/207905606/composite SAP +1.66% rose 1.91% to $141.83. Trading volume (21.5 M) remained 355,554 below its 50-day average volume of 21.9 M.