Shares of W.W. Grainger Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200853098/composite GWW -0.60% shed 1.86% to $494.85 Friday, 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 -0.16% falling 1.72% to 3,693.23 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.0091% falling 1.62% to 29,590.41. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of losses. W.W. Grainger Inc. closed $93.77 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 Friday, as Fastenal Co. /zigman2/quotes/206312496/composite FAST -1.80% rose 0.27% to $47.72, Watsco Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/201577329/composite WSO.B -2.60% fell 4.16% to $274.58, and Snap-On Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201424054/composite SNA +0.19% fell 2.12% to $206.45. Trading volume (509,777) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 321,124.