Shares of Apple Inc.
inched 0.62% higher to $179.07 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index
falling 0.23% to 13,678.19 and Dow Jones Industrial Average
falling 0.31% to 34,517.73.
This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains.
Apple Inc. closed $19.16 below its 52-week high ($198.23), which the company achieved on July 19th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Microsoft Corp.
fell 0.12% to $328.65, Alphabet Inc. Cl C
fell 0.09% to $138.83, and Alphabet Inc. Cl A
fell 0.12% to $138.04.
Trading volume (50.5 M) remained 9.0 million below its 50-day average volume of 59.4 M.