Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208962119/composite AOS +0.71% inched 0.38% higher to $73.86 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.98% rising 0.00% to 35,091.13 and the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.30% falling 0.37% to 4,483.87. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. A.O. Smith Corp. closed $12.88 short of its 52-week high ($86.74), which the company reached on December 30th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Monday, as Lennox International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201985817/composite LII -0.04% rose 0.74% to $268.95 and BWX Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200150322/composite BWXT +1.23% rose 0.88% to $43.72. Trading volume (1.2 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.1 M.