Shares of Microsoft Corp.
advanced 2.12% to $247.25 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.19% to 3,797.34 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.34% to 31,499.62. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $102.42 below its 52-week high ($349.67), which the company achieved on November 22nd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Monday, as Apple Inc.
rose 1.48% to $149.45, Alphabet Inc. Cl A
rose 1.37% to $102.52, and SAP SE ADR
rose 0.14% to $91.01. Trading volume (24.7 M) remained 953,925 below its 50-day average volume of 25.7 M.