Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL,
increased 0.77% to $ 131.97 on Thursday in what proved to be a major trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index COMP,
growing 0.26% to 12,804.73 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
increasing 0.23% to 30,199.87. Apple Inc. closed $ 6.01 short of its 52-week high ($ 137.98), which the company hit on September 2.
The stock showed mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors on Thursday, according to Microsoft Corp. MSFT,
rose 0.78% to $ 222.75, Alphabet Inc. Cl A GOOGL,
rose 0.34% to $ 1,734.16, and International Business Machines Corp. IBM,
rose 0.64% to $ 124.69. Turnover (54.9 M) remained 55.8 million below its average 50-day volume of 110.7 M.