Shares of Apple Inc.
advanced 1.92% to $130.36 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index
rising 1.03% to 13,829.31 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.17% to 33,503.57. This was the stock’s sixth consecutive day of gains. Apple Inc. closed $14.73 short of its 52-week high ($145.09), which the company achieved on January 25th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Microsoft Corp.
rose 1.34% to $253.25, Alphabet Inc. Cl A
rose 0.51% to $2,250.43, and International Business Machines Corp.
rose 0.14% to $135.12. Trading volume (88.1 M) remained 17.4 million below its 50-day average volume of 105.5 M.