Microsoft Corp. stock outperforms market on strong trading day

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Microsoft Corp. MSFT rallied 2.17% to $302.75 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $3.09 below its 52-week high ($305.84), which the company reached on August 20th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Apple Inc. AAPL rose 2.02% to $143.76, Alphabet Inc. Cl A GOOGL rose 2.59% to $2,823.02, and SAP SE ADR SAP rose 2.39% to $145.04. Trading volume (27.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 22.1 M.

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