Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200877725/composite NSC +0.33% rallied 3.35% to $264.67 Wednesday, 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 -0.07% rising 2.99% to 4,300.17 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.27% rising 2.81% to 34,061.06. The stock's rise snapped a three-day losing streak. Norfolk Southern Corp. closed $34.53 below its 52-week high ($299.20), which the company achieved on December 31st.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Union Pacific Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209717171/composite UNP -0.10% rose 2.15% to $237.09, Canadian National Railway Co. /zigman2/quotes/208205632/composite CNI +1.39% rose 3.91% to $122.77, and CSX Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208536759/composite CSX -0.07% rose 2.81% to $35.50. Trading volume (1.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.6 M.