Shares of Microsoft Corp. (NAS:MSFT) inched 0.71% higher to $282.30 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) falling 0.42% to 4,122.47 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 0.18% to 32,774.41. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Microsoft Corp. closed $67.37 short of its 52-week high ($349.67), which the company achieved on November 22nd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Apple Inc. (NAS:AAPL) rose 0.03% to $164.92, Alphabet Inc. Cl A (NAS:GOOGL) fell 0.57% to $116.63, and SAP SE ADR (NYS:SAP) fell 0.60% to $93.76. Trading volume (23.1 M) remained 4.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 27.4 M.