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Norfolk Southern Corp. stock outperforms competitors on strong trading day

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. NSC, +1.56% 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 SPX, +0.37% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.43% 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. UNP, +1.00% rose 2.54% to $221.34, Canadian National Railway Co. CNI, +5.23% rose 2.42% to $121.63, and CSX Corp. CSX, +1.03% rose 2.61% to $33.43. Trading volume (1.3 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.2 M.

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