Shares of W.W. Grainger Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200853098/composite GWW +0.02% slumped 0.52% to $570.79 Thursday, 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 -0.09% rising 0.66% to 4,006.18 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.56% rising 0.61% to 31,774.52. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. W.W. Grainger Inc. closed $17.83 short of 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 Thursday, as Fastenal Co. /zigman2/quotes/206312496/composite FAST +0.10% fell 0.82% to $50.68, Watsco Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/201577329/composite WSO.B -2.60% fell 6.83% to $284.20, and Snap-On Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201424054/composite SNA +0.64% fell 0.50% to $222.35. Trading volume (210,271) remained 83,539 below its 50-day average volume of 293,810.