Shares of Cerner Corp. CERN rallied 1.45% to $72.92 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.18% to 4,019.87 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.52% to 33,153.21. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Cerner Corp. closed $11.28 short of its 52-week high ($84.20), which the company achieved on January 28th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as 3M Co. MMM rose 0.01% to $192.70, General Electric Co. GE rose 1.14% to $13.28, and McKesson Corp. MCK fell 0.75% to $193.57. Trading volume (2.0 M) remained 587,039 below its 50-day average volume of 2.6 M.