Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200877725/composite NSC +0.31% rose 1.46% to $273.96 Wednesday, 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 1.45% to 4,587.18 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.06% rising 0.86% to 35,768.06. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Norfolk Southern Corp. closed $25.24 below its 52-week high ($299.20), which the company achieved on December 31st.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Union Pacific Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209717171/composite UNP +0.42% rose 1.46% to $246.49, Canadian National Railway Co. /zigman2/quotes/208205632/composite CNI -0.48% rose 1.61% to $124.69, and CSX Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208536759/composite CSX -0.38% rose 1.85% to $34.74. Trading volume (768,688) remained 494,020 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.