Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208962119/composite AOS -0.42% inched 0.14% higher to $63.75 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.06% rising 0.41% to 4,363.55 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.04% rising 0.30% to 34,416.99. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. A.O. Smith Corp. closed $10.06 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 Wednesday, as Lennox International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201985817/composite LII +0.09% fell 0.77% to $297.02 and BWX Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200150322/composite BWXT -0.23% rose 1.46% to $57.75. Trading volume (1.2 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 860,251.