Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208962119/composite AOS +0.64% inched 0.24% higher to $63.55 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.84% rising 0.16% to 4,359.46 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.17% rising 0.26% to 34,390.72. A.O. Smith Corp. closed $10.26 below 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 Wednesday, as Lennox International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201985817/composite LII +1.42% fell 0.31% to $300.48, BWX Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200150322/composite BWXT -1.41% fell 1.07% to $54.38, and Regal Beloit Corp. rose 3.35% to $151.89. Trading volume (933,251) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 790,752.