Shares of Microsoft Corp. inched 0.97% higher to $227.12 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index falling 0.08% to 3,892.09 and Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 0.34% to 33,517.65. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $96.29 below its 52-week high ($323.41), which the company reached on January 12th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Monday, as Apple Inc. rose 0.41% to $130.15, Alphabet Inc. Cl C rose 0.73% to $88.80, and Alphabet Inc. Cl A rose 0.78% to $88.02. Trading volume (27.0 M) remained 4.1 million below its 50-day average volume of 31.2 M.