Shares of Apple Inc.
inched 0.59% higher to $151.07 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index
rising 0.99% to 11,285.32 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.28% to 34,194.06. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Apple Inc. closed $31.87 short of its 52-week high ($182.94), which the company achieved on January 4th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Microsoft Corp.
rose 1.04% to $247.58, Alphabet Inc. Cl A
rose 1.45% to $98.46, and International Business Machines Corp.
fell 0.23% to $148.75. Trading volume (58.1 M) remained 34.4 million below its 50-day average volume of 92.5 M.