Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp.
rose 2.89% to $269.83 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Norfolk Southern Corp. closed $25.31 below its 52-week high ($295.14), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Union Pacific Corp.
rose 2.54% to $221.34, Canadian National Railway Co.
rose 2.42% to $121.63, and CSX Corp.
rose 2.61% to $33.43. Trading volume (1.3 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.2 M.