Shares of Alphabet Inc. Cl A
rose 2.59% to $2,823.02 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Alphabet Inc. Cl A closed $102.06 short of its 52-week high ($2,925.08), which the company reached on September 1st.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Apple Inc.
rose 2.02% to $143.76, Microsoft Corp.
rose 2.17% to $302.75, and Facebook Inc. Cl A
rose 1.23% to $328.53. Trading volume (1.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.