Shares of Apple Inc.
rose 2.02% to $143.76 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index
rising 1.73% to 14,823.43 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Apple Inc. closed $13.50 below its 52-week high ($157.26), which the company reached on September 7th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Microsoft Corp.
rose 2.17% to $302.75, Alphabet Inc. Cl A
rose 2.59% to $2,823.02, and International Business Machines Corp.
rose 1.87% to $143.39. Trading volume (67.0 M) remained 8.4 million below its 50-day average volume of 75.4 M.