Shares of Cerner Corp. CERN inched 0.21% higher to $72.43 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.66% to 3,974.54 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.39% to 33,072.88. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Cerner Corp. closed $11.77 short of its 52-week high ($84.20), which the company reached on January 28th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as 3M Co. MMM rose 0.92% to $194.88, General Electric Co. GE rose 1.09% to $12.99, and McKesson Corp. MCK rose 1.38% to $194.09. Trading volume (1.5 M) remained 1.0 million below its 50-day average volume of 2.6 M.