Shares of Cerner Corp. CERN inched 0.63% higher to $72.28 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.52% to 3,909.52 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.62% to 32,619.48. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Cerner Corp. closed $11.92 short of its 52-week high ($84.20), which the company achieved on January 28th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as 3M Co. MMM rose 1.26% to $193.10, General Electric Co. GE rose 2.80% to $12.85, and McKesson Corp. MCK rose 1.94% to $191.45. Trading volume (1.6 M) remained 925,042 below its 50-day average volume of 2.6 M.