Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200877725/composite NSC +0.21% slid 1.88% to $267.21 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.19% falling 1.90% to 4,418.64 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.71% falling 1.43% to 34,738.06. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Norfolk Southern Corp. closed $31.99 below its 52-week high ($299.20), which the company achieved on December 31st.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Union Pacific Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209717171/composite UNP +1.34% fell 1.37% to $238.81, Canadian National Railway Co. /zigman2/quotes/208205632/composite CNI +0.90% fell 1.02% to $121.78, and CSX Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208536759/composite CSX +0.88% fell 1.82% to $33.37. Trading volume (1.0 M) remained 232,641 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.