Shares of A.O. Smith Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208962119/composite AOS +0.47% inched 0.32% higher to $63.66 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.36% rising 0.30% to 4,363.80 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.19% falling 0.00% to 34,377.81. The stock's rise snapped a three-day losing streak. A.O. Smith Corp. closed $10.15 short of its 52-week high ($73.81), which the company reached on September 3rd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Lennox International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201985817/composite LII +3.11% rose 1.18% to $301.28 and BWX Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200150322/composite BWXT +0.73% fell 3.47% to $56.20. Trading volume (903,957) remained 9,180 below its 50-day average volume of 913,137.