Shares of Rockwell Automation Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206335564/composite ROK +0.93% advanced 1.73% to $285.18 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.54% rising 0.51% to 4,246.44 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.42% rising 0.20% to 33,945.58. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Rockwell Automation Inc. closed $0.75 below its 52-week high ($285.93), which the company achieved on June 16th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Emerson Electric Co. /zigman2/quotes/200181610/composite EMR +0.98% fell 0.16% to $94.78. Trading volume (1.7 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 690,612.