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Microsoft's stock climbs toward a record high, and 6th-straight trillion-dollar valuation

Tomi Kilgore

Shares of Microsoft Corp. edged up 0.4% toward a record high in afternoon trading Friday, as the software giant looks set to extend its streak as a trillion-dollar company to six sessions, to buck a decline in the broader stock market. After a single day with a trillion-dollar market capitalization on April 29, Microsoft re-claimed that territory on June 7, and has held it since. The market cap was last around $1.018 trillion, while second-place Amazon.com Inc. was way behind at $921.3 billion and Apple Inc. was in third at $887.3 billion. Microsoft's record gain Friday comes despite the Dow Jones Industrial Average being down 14 points, or 0.1%, and the Nasdaq Composite shedding 0.5%.