Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL inched 0.86% higher to $132.05 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index COMP rising 1.03% to 13,201.98 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.18% to 31,097.97. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Apple Inc. closed $6.74 below its 52-week high ($138.79), which the company achieved on December 29th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Microsoft Corp. MSFT rose 0.61% to $219.62, Alphabet Inc. Cl A GOOGL rose 1.32% to $1,797.83, and International Business Machines Corp. IBM fell 0.36% to $128.53. Trading volume (103.1 M) remained 5.6 million below its 50-day average volume of 108.7 M.