Shares of Amazon.com Inc. rose 2.99% to $98.12 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index rising 0.40% to 3,999.09 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 0.33% to 34,302.61. This was the stock’s sixth consecutive day of gains. Amazon.com Inc. closed $72.71 short of its 52-week high ($170.83), which the company reached on March 29th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Apple Inc. rose 1.01% to $134.76, Microsoft Corp. rose 0.30% to $239.23, and Alphabet Inc. Cl C rose 0.97% to $92.80. Trading volume (85.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 84.1 M.