Shares of Microsoft Corp.
rose 1.44% to $257.24 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.47% to 4,239.18 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.06% to 34,466.24. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $5.95 short of its 52-week high ($263.19), which the company achieved on April 27th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Apple Inc.
fell 0.80% to $126.11, Alphabet Inc. Cl A
rose 1.13% to $2,435.13, and SAP SE ADR
rose 1.41% to $141.95. Trading volume (24.4 M) remained 898,753 below its 50-day average volume of 25.3 M.