Shares of Microsoft Corp.
inched 0.31% higher to $272.17 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
falling 0.03% to 4,136.13 and Dow Jones Industrial Average
falling 0.46% to 34,089.27. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $43.78 below its 52-week high ($315.95), which the company achieved on March 30th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Apple Inc.
fell 0.42% to $153.20, Alphabet Inc. Cl C
fell 0.05% to $94.95, and Alphabet Inc. Cl A
rose 0.07% to $94.68. Trading volume (36.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 32.0 M.