Shares of Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +0.01% inched 0.31% higher to $308.23 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 +0.31% rising 0.74% to 4,519.63 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.10% rising 0.56% to 35,457.31. This was the stock's fifth consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $308.21, which the company reached on October 18th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +2.28% rose 1.51% to $148.76, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +0.62% rose 0.32% to $2,864.74, and SAP SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/207905606/composite SAP +0.01% fell 0.65% to $144.42. Trading volume (17.6 M) remained 5.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 22.7 M.