Shares of Cerner Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209885277/composite CERN +0.45% rallied 1.31% to $81.08 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.01% rising 0.47% to 4,239.18 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.68% rising 0.06% to 34,466.24. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Cerner Corp. closed $3.12 below its 52-week high ($84.20), which the company reached on January 28th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as 3M Co. /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM +0.71% rose 0.19% to $203.13, General Electric Co. /zigman2/quotes/208495069/composite GE +0.08% fell 0.73% to $13.63, and McKesson Corp. /zigman2/quotes/206975466/composite MCK +1.81% rose 2.60% to $195.51. Trading volume (2.5 M) remained 74,489 below its 50-day average volume of 2.6 M.