Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208962119/composite AOS +2.63% slipped 3.90% to $61.07 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.64% falling 1.19% to 4,307.54 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +2.03% falling 1.59% to 33,843.92. A.O. Smith Corp. closed $12.74 short of its 52-week high ($73.81), which the company reached on September 3rd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Lennox International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201985817/composite LII +3.48% fell 2.10% to $294.17, BWX Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200150322/composite BWXT +3.03% fell 0.96% to $53.86, and Regal Beloit Corp. fell 1.02% to $150.34. Trading volume (2.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 798,116.