Shares of Microsoft Corp.
advanced 1.96% to $236.94 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 2.38% to 3,901.82 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.95% to 31,535.51. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $9.19 short of its 52-week high ($246.13), which the company achieved on February 16th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Monday, as Apple Inc.
rose 5.39% to $127.79, Alphabet Inc. Cl A
rose 2.36% to $2,069.66, and SAP SE ADR
rose 0.87% to $124.42. Trading volume (25.1 M) remained 3.7 million below its 50-day average volume of 28.7 M.