Shares of Apple Inc. inched 0.75% higher to $153.65 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index rising 0.14% to 15,331.18 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 0.37% to 35,443.82. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Apple Inc. closed $1.33 below its 52-week high ($154.98), which the company achieved on September 1st.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Microsoft Corp. fell 0.23% to $301.15, Alphabet Inc. Cl A fell 1.33% to $2,865.74, and International Business Machines Corp. rose 0.51% to $140.01. Trading volume (70.9 M) remained 5.0 million below its 50-day average volume of 75.8 M.