Shares of Microsoft Corp. rallied 2.17% to $302.75 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $3.09 below its 52-week high ($305.84), which the company reached on August 20th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Apple Inc. rose 2.02% to $143.76, Alphabet Inc. Cl A rose 2.59% to $2,823.02, and SAP SE ADR rose 2.39% to $145.04. Trading volume (27.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 22.1 M.