Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200877725/composite NSC +0.07% slipped 0.21% to $256.08 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.88% rising 0.48% to 4,175.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.82% rising 0.20% to 33,128.79. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. Norfolk Southern Corp. closed $43.12 below 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 Tuesday, as Union Pacific Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209717171/composite UNP +0.06% fell 0.33% to $232.10, Canadian National Railway Co. /zigman2/quotes/208205632/composite CNI -0.07% rose 0.55% to $118.15, and CSX Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208536759/composite CSX -0.21% rose 0.70% to $34.53. Trading volume (1.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.6 M.