Shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. inched 0.50% higher to $66.77 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.30% rising 0.01% to 3,901.36 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.00% rising 0.03% to 31,261.90. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. closed $42.46 short of its 52-week high ($109.23), which the company reached on November 16th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Masco Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202412472/composite MAS +1.08% rose 0.57% to $54.29, Armstrong World Industries Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205703431/composite AWI +0.59% fell 1.41% to $81.09, and American Woodmark Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209470000/composite AMWD +9.31% rose 0.56% to $50.33. Trading volume (1.4 M) remained 309,553 below its 50-day average volume of 1.7 M.