Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200877725/composite NSC +0.55% inched 0.36% higher to $228.86 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.06% rising 0.01% to 3,901.36 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.05% rising 0.03% to 31,261.90. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Norfolk Southern Corp. closed $70.34 short of 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 Friday, as Union Pacific Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209717171/composite UNP +0.93% fell 1.35% to $213.58, Canadian National Railway Co. /zigman2/quotes/208205632/composite CNI +0.64% rose 0.64% to $111.62, and CSX Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208536759/composite CSX +0.96% remained unchanged. Trading volume (1.5 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.