Shares of Fortive Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207268286/composite FTV -0.28% inched 0.63% higher to $71.76 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.88% falling 1.89% to 4,397.94 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.82% falling 1.30% to 34,265.37. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Fortive Corp. closed $8.11 below its 52-week high ($79.87), which the company reached on November 22nd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as MKS Instruments Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208573663/composite MKSI -0.20% fell 1.79% to $158.52, Mesa Laboratories Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204834264/composite MLAB +0.60% rose 0.41% to $294.35, and LGL Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202735214/composite LGL -1.37% fell 1.28% to $10.00. Trading volume (7.3 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.8 M.