Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208962119/composite AOS -0.30% shed 3.24% to $72.23 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 +0.30% falling 1.81% to 4,504.08 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.23% falling 1.47% to 35,241.59. The stock's fall snapped a three-day winning streak. A.O. Smith Corp. closed $14.51 short of its 52-week high ($86.74), which the company achieved on December 30th.
Despite its losses, the stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Lennox International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201985817/composite LII +0.42% fell 3.24% to $266.58 and BWX Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200150322/composite BWXT -0.18% fell 3.38% to $43.78. Trading volume (798,391) remained 308,070 below its 50-day average volume of 1.1 M.