Shares of Microsoft Corp. MSFT inched 0.20% higher to $244.99 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.47% to 3,934.83 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.09% to 31,458.40. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $0.93 short of its 52-week high ($245.92), which the company reached on February 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Apple Inc. AAPL rose 0.18% to $135.37, Alphabet Inc. Cl A GOOGL rose 0.30% to $2,095.03, and SAP SE ADR SAP fell 0.45% to $131.93. Trading volume (16.5 M) remained 12.6 million below its 50-day average volume of 29.1 M.