Shares of Microsoft Corp. inched 0.94% higher to $299.79 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index falling 0.57% to 4,443.05 and Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 0.84% to 34,577.57. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $6.05 short of its 52-week high ($305.84), which the company reached on August 20th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Apple Inc. fell 0.96% to $148.12, Alphabet Inc. Cl A rose 0.15% to $2,850.89, and SAP SE ADR fell 0.08% to $145.15. Trading volume (21.3 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 21.3 M.