Shares of Snap-On Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201424054/composite SNA -0.11% inched 0.12% higher to $217.11 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 -0.15% rising 0.17% to 4,690.70 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.38% rising 0.55% to 35,813.80. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Snap-On Inc. closed $42.88 short of its 52-week high ($259.99), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Illinois Tool Works Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208031922/composite ITW -0.39% rose 0.80% to $244.05, Stanley Black & Decker Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206369278/composite SWK -1.03% rose 1.02% to $189.50, and Makita Corp. ADR /zigman2/quotes/201417509/delayed MKTAY -1.95% fell 0.45% to $45.52. Trading volume (317,186) remained 112,038 below its 50-day average volume of 429,224.