Shares of W.W. Grainger Inc. GWW rose 1.38% to $427.39 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. W.W. Grainger Inc. closed $52.48 short of its 52-week high ($479.87), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Fastenal Co. FAST rose 3.67% to $55.62, Watsco Inc. Cl B WSO rose 4.17% to $275.95, and Snap-On Inc. SNA rose 2.73% to $218.95. Trading volume (198,021) remained 40,511 below its 50-day average volume of 238,532.