Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208962119/composite AOS +0.89% advanced 1.43% to $64.66 Thursday, 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 +0.97% rising 0.83% to 4,399.76 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.70% rising 0.98% to 34,754.94. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. A.O. Smith Corp. closed $9.15 short of its 52-week high ($73.81), which the company reached on September 3rd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Lennox International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201985817/composite LII +2.23% rose 2.34% to $303.97 and BWX Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200150322/composite BWXT +2.05% rose 0.47% to $58.02. Trading volume (1.2 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 868,294.