Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. (NYS:AOS) inched 0.43% higher to $70.11 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) falling 0.47% to 4,401.46 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 0.24% to 35,058.52. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. A.O. Smith Corp. closed $2.94 below its 52-week high ($73.05), which the company reached on May 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Lennox International Inc. (NYS:LII) rose 1.45% to $332.08, BWX Technologies Inc. (NYS:BWXT) fell 0.42% to $57.36, and Regal Beloit Corp. rose 0.04% to $134.22. Trading volume (819,179) remained 157,390 below its 50-day average volume of 976,569.