Shares of Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +4.90% inched 0.01% higher to $334.97 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.61% rising 0.31% to 4,701.21 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.05% rising 0.10% to 35,754.75. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $14.70 short of 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 Wednesday, as Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +1.95% rose 2.28% to $175.08, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +3.79% rose 0.62% to $2,963.73, and SAP SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/207905606/composite SAP +0.77% rose 0.01% to $134.52. Trading volume (24.7 M) remained 349,920 below its 50-day average volume of 25.0 M.