Shares of WW Grainger Inc. GWW,
advanced 2.66% to $556.02 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
rising 0.23% to 32,803.47 and the S&P 500 Index SPX,
falling 0.16% to 4,145.19. This was the stock’s third consecutive day of gains. WW Grainger Inc. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $553.53, which the company achieved on August 1st.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Fastenal Co. FIRM,
rose 1.26% to $52.95, Watsco Inc. Cl B WSO.B,
fell 0.01% to $241.66, and Snap-On Inc. SNA,
fell 0.03% to $223.00. Trading volume (327,744) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 313,548.