Shares of W.W. Grainger Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200853098/composite GWW -0.01% slid 1.93% to $557.15 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.03% falling 4.32% to 3,932.69 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.45% falling 3.94% to 31,104.97. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. W.W. Grainger Inc. closed $31.47 below its 52-week high ($588.62), which the company reached on August 16th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Fastenal Co. /zigman2/quotes/206312496/composite FAST -0.15% fell 5.42% to $48.02, Watsco Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/201577329/composite WSO.B +7.24% rose 0.81% to $286.51, and Snap-On Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201424054/composite SNA +0.67% fell 3.40% to $217.21. Trading volume (433,891) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 292,683.