Apple Inc. AAPL Shares,
rose 3.54% to $ 171.18 on Tuesday, in what turned out to be a great trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ COMP Composite Index,
up 3.03% to 15,686.92 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
up 1.40% to 35,719.43. It was the second consecutive day of gains for the stock. Apple Inc. hit a new high in 52 weeks, surpassing its previous high of $ 170.30, which the company hit on December 1.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors on Tuesday, such as Microsoft Corp. MSFT,
increased 2.68% to $ 334.92, Alphabet Inc. Cl A GOOGL,
rose 2.87% to $ 2,945.39, and International Business Machines Corp. IBM,
rose 1.39% to $ 121.58. Trading volume (120.4M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 83.2M.