Microsoft Corp. stock rises Friday, still underperforms market – MarketWatch

Shares of Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +0.92% inched 0.92% higher to $297.31 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +2.24% rising 2.24% to 4,384.65 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +2.51% rising 2.51% to 34,058.75. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $52.36 short of its 52-week high ($349.67), which the company reached on November 22nd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Apple Inc. AAPL, +1.30% rose 1.30% to $164.85, Alphabet Inc. Cl A GOOGL, +1.33% rose 1.33% to $2,689.19, and SAP SE ADR SAP, +2.74% rose 2.74% to $115.02. Trading volume (32.3 M) remained 6.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 38.5 M.
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