Shares of W.W. Grainger Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200853098/composite GWW -0.01% rallied 1.38% to $493.83 Wednesday, 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 -0.03% rising 1.97% to 3,719.04 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.45% rising 1.88% to 29,683.74. The stock's rise snapped a six-day losing streak. W.W. Grainger Inc. closed $94.79 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 Wednesday, as Fastenal Co. /zigman2/quotes/206312496/composite FAST -0.15% rose 1.43% to $47.59, Watsco Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/201577329/composite WSO.B +7.24% fell 4.16% to $274.58, and Snap-On Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201424054/composite SNA +0.67% rose 1.84% to $208.08. Trading volume (478,718) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 326,495.