Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208962119/composite AOS +1.52% inched 0.69% higher to $61.49 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +2.00% rising 1.15% to 4,357.04 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.53% rising 1.43% to 34,326.46. A.O. Smith Corp. closed $12.32 short of its 52-week high ($73.81), which the company reached on September 3rd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Lennox International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201985817/composite LII +1.39% rose 1.09% to $297.39, BWX Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200150322/composite BWXT +1.78% rose 2.17% to $55.03, and Regal Beloit Corp. rose 0.17% to $150.59. Trading volume (1.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 821,783.