Shares of Rockwell Automation Inc. ROK inched 0.81% higher to $270.68 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.74% to 4,232.60 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.66% to 34,777.76. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Rockwell Automation Inc. closed $4.75 short of its 52-week high ($275.43), which the company reached on March 29th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Emerson Electric Co. EMR rose 1.42% to $95.05, Honeywell International Inc. HON rose 0.06% to $228.79, and ABB Ltd. ADR ABB rose 1.01% to $34.11. Trading volume (616,170) remained 15,926 below its 50-day average volume of 632,096.