Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208962119/composite AOS +0.64% inched 0.04% higher to $66.76 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.17% rising 0.21% to 35,677.02 and the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.84% falling 0.11% to 4,544.90. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. A.O. Smith Corp. closed $7.05 short of its 52-week high ($73.81), which the company achieved on September 3rd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Lennox International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201985817/composite LII +1.42% rose 0.51% to $312.18 and BWX Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200150322/composite BWXT -1.41% fell 0.07% to $58.12. Trading volume (607,903) remained 320,565 below its 50-day average volume of 928,468.