Shares of Microsoft Corp.
advanced 1.04% to $247.58 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.59% to 4,027.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.28% to 34,194.06. This was the stock’s third consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $96.72 short of its 52-week high ($344.30), which the company reached on December 29th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Apple Inc.
rose 0.59% to $151.07, Alphabet Inc. Cl A
rose 1.45% to $98.46, and SAP SE ADR
rose 0.21% to $109.85. Trading volume (19.3 M) remained 11.8 million below its 50-day average volume of 31.1 M.