Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208962119/composite AOS +2.64% rose 2.53% to $65.27 Thursday, 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 +1.34% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.76% rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. A.O. Smith Corp. closed $8.54 below its 52-week high ($73.81), which the company achieved on September 3rd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Lennox International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201985817/composite LII +2.47% rose 2.63% to $309.19 and BWX Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200150322/composite BWXT +3.16% rose 1.19% to $56.87. Trading volume (931,223) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 915,118.