Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208962119/composite AOS +0.49% inched 0.11% higher to $66.73 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.17% rising 0.30% to 4,549.78 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.87% falling 0.02% to 35,603.08. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. A.O. Smith Corp. closed $7.08 below 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 +3.73% fell 0.14% to $310.60 and BWX Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200150322/composite BWXT +2.02% rose 0.35% to $58.16. Trading volume (904,631) remained 24,076 below its 50-day average volume of 928,707.