Shares of W.W. Grainger Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200853098/composite GWW -1.04% inched 0.38% higher to $557.05 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.44% rising 0.30% to 3,966.85 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.03% rising 0.46% to 31,656.42. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. W.W. Grainger Inc. closed $31.57 below its 52-week high ($588.62), which the company achieved 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% rose 1.23% to $50.95, Watsco Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/201577329/composite WSO.B -2.60% rose 26.22% to $305.03, and Snap-On Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201424054/composite SNA -1.08% fell 1.31% to $215.00. Trading volume (292,657) remained 586 below its 50-day average volume of 293,243.