Shares of Microsoft Corp.
inched 0.54% higher to $243.77 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
falling 0.11% to 3,911.23 and Dow Jones Industrial Average
falling 0.03% to 31,375.83. This was the stock’s third consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $1.32 below its 52-week high ($245.09), which the company achieved on February 3rd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Apple Inc.
fell 0.66% to $136.01, Alphabet Inc. Cl A
fell 0.44% to $2,075.39, and SAP SE ADR
rose 0.03% to $131.54. Trading volume (23.4 M) remained 5.4 million below its 50-day average volume of 28.8 M.