Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208962119/composite AOS +0.81% inched 0.45% higher to $74.19 Tuesday, 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 -0.16% rising 0.84% to 4,521.54 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.12% rising 1.06% to 35,462.78. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. A.O. Smith Corp. closed $12.55 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 Tuesday, as Lennox International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201985817/composite LII +0.60% rose 1.60% to $273.26 and BWX Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200150322/composite BWXT +1.37% rose 1.10% to $44.20. Trading volume (912,597) remained 194,340 below its 50-day average volume of 1.1 M.