Microsoft Corp. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

Shares of Microsoft Corp. inched 0.59% higher to $294.85 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index rising 0.83% to 4,399.76 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 0.98% to 34,754.94. This was the stock’s third consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $10.99 short of its 52-week high ($305.84), which the company reached on August 20th.

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The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Apple Inc. rose 0.91% to $143.29, Alphabet Inc. Cl A rose 1.21% to $2,784.50, and SAP SE ADR fell 0.07% to $135.66. Trading volume (20.2 M) remained 1.8 million below its 50-day average volume of 22.0 M.

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