Shares of Microsoft Corp. sank 0.23% to $301.15 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index rising 0.28% to 4,536.95 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 0.37% to 35,443.82. This was the stock’s third consecutive day of losses. Microsoft Corp. closed $4.69 below its 52-week high ($305.84), which the company reached on August 20th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Apple Inc. rose 0.75% to $153.65, Alphabet Inc. Cl A fell 1.33% to $2,865.74, and SAP SE ADR fell 0.75% to $148.98. Trading volume (16.2 M) remained 5.6 million below its 50-day average volume of 21.8 M.