Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208962119/composite AOS -1.01% slipped 1.27% to $68.38 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.02% falling 0.54% to 4,223.70 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.36% falling 0.77% to 34,033.67. A.O. Smith Corp. closed $4.67 below its 52-week high ($73.05), which the company achieved on May 10th.
Despite its losses, the stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Lennox International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201985817/composite LII -1.45% fell 1.55% to $328.58, BWX Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200150322/composite BWXT +0.24% fell 1.46% to $62.72, and Regal Beloit Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202529820/composite RBC +1.40% fell 2.23% to $133.92.true Trading volume (864,239) remained 196,556 below its 50-day average volume of 1.1 M.