Shares of Microsoft Corp.
rallied 1.09% to $252.46 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.74% to 4,232.60 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.66% to 34,777.76. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $10.73 short of its 52-week high ($263.19), which the company reached on April 27th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Apple Inc.
rose 0.53% to $130.21, Alphabet Inc. Cl A
rose 0.62% to $2,351.93, and SAP SE ADR
rose 0.05% to $141.74. Trading volume (24.8 M) remained 3.9 million below its 50-day average volume of 28.6 M.