Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200877725/composite NSC +0.31% rose 2.26% to $270.02 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.23% rising 0.84% to 4,521.54 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.06% rising 1.06% to 35,462.78. The stock's rise snapped a three-day losing streak. Norfolk Southern Corp. closed $29.18 below its 52-week high ($299.20), which the company achieved on December 31st.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Union Pacific Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209717171/composite UNP +0.42% rose 0.75% to $242.95, Canadian National Railway Co. /zigman2/quotes/208205632/composite CNI -0.48% rose 1.29% to $122.72, and CSX Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208536759/composite CSX -0.38% rose 1.37% to $34.11. Trading volume (1.0 M) remained 227,840 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.