Shares of Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +0.63% slid 0.23% to $252.56 Friday, 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 -0.31% rising 0.01% to 3,901.36 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.41% rising 0.03% to 31,261.90. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. Microsoft Corp. closed $97.11 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 Friday, as Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +0.27% rose 0.17% to $137.59, Alphabet Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL -0.01% fell 1.34% to $2,178.16, and SAP SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/207905606/composite SAP +0.08% rose 2.18% to $97.43. Trading volume (38.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 32.7 M.