Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. (NYS:AOS) 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 (S&P:SPX) rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) 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. (NYS:LII) rose 2.63% to $309.19 and BWX Technologies Inc. (NYS:BWXT) rose 1.19% to $56.87. Trading volume (931,223) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 915,118.