Shares of W.W. Grainger Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200853098/composite GWW -1.04% slipped 2.81% to $532.83 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.44% falling 1.13% to 3,901.35 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.03% falling 0.56% to 30,961.82. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of losses. W.W. Grainger Inc. closed $55.79 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 -1.47% fell 1.44% to $47.23, 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 -1.08% fell 0.88% to $214.83. Trading volume (397,520) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 296,271.