Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL,
rose 1.21% to $142.65 on Thursday in what turned out to be an excellent overall trading session for the stock market, along with the NASDAQ Composite Index COMP,
up 1.13% at 11,082.00 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
up 0.55% to 33,781.48. The title rise ended a four-day losing streak. Apple Inc. closed $40.29 below its 52-week high ($182.94), which the company hit on January 4.
The stock posted a mixed performance against some of its competitors on Thursday, such as Microsoft Corp. MSFT,
rose 1.24% to $247.40, Alphabet Inc. Cl C GOOG,
fell 1.26% to $93.95, and Alphabet Inc. Cl A GOOGL,
fell 1.30% to $93.71. Trading volume (61.8m) remained 24.9m below its 50-day average volume of 86.7m.