Shares of Microsoft Corp. rose 3.12% to $271.32 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index rising 1.14% to 4,137.29 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 1.11% to 34,245.93. The stock’s rise snapped a three-day losing streak. Microsoft Corp. closed $44.63 short of its 52-week high ($315.95), which the company reached on March 30th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Monday, as Apple Inc. rose 1.88% to $153.85, Alphabet Inc. Cl C rose 0.15% to $95.00, and Alphabet Inc. Cl A rose 0.04% to $94.61. Trading volume (44.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 32.0 M.