Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208962119/composite AOS +0.81% slipped 1.27% to $71.31 Friday, 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 -0.16% falling 1.90% to 4,418.64 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.12% falling 1.43% to 34,738.06. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. A.O. Smith Corp. closed $15.43 below its 52-week high ($86.74), which the company achieved on December 30th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Lennox International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201985817/composite LII +0.60% fell 1.26% to $263.23 and BWX Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200150322/composite BWXT +1.37% rose 0.85% to $44.15. Trading volume (758,171) remained 329,566 below its 50-day average volume of 1.1 M.