Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL,
rose 0.88% higher to $174.55 on Wednesday, on what turned out to be an overall bad trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index COMP,
declining 1.25% to 12,938.12 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
decreasing by 0.50% to 33,980.32. Apple Inc. closed $8.39 below its 52-week high ($182.94), which the company reached on Jan. 4.
The stock showed mixed performance Wednesday compared to some of its competitors, such as Microsoft Corp. MSFT,
fell 0.26% to $291.32, Alphabet Inc. Cl A GOOGL,
fell 1.77% to $119.55, and International Business Machines Corp. IBM,
rose 0.90% to $137.79. Trading volume (78.0 million) surpassed the 50-day average volume of 74.3 million.