Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200877725/composite NSC +0.55% dropped 0.44% to $255.74 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.06% falling 0.57% to 4,123.34 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.05% falling 0.30% to 32,899.37. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Norfolk Southern Corp. closed $43.46 short of its 52-week high ($299.20), which the company reached on December 31st.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Union Pacific Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209717171/composite UNP +0.93% fell 0.82% to $229.59, Canadian National Railway Co. /zigman2/quotes/208205632/composite CNI +0.64% fell 1.70% to $116.34, and CSX Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208536759/composite CSX +0.96% rose 0.38% to $34.78. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 394,736 below its 50-day average volume of 1.5 M.