WW Grainger Inc. stock rises Friday, outperforms market

Shares of WW Grainger Inc. GWW,
+2.66%
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,
+0.23%
rising 0.23% to 32,803.47 and the S&P 500 Index SPX,
-0.16%
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. fast,
+1.26%
rose 1.26% to $52.95, Watsco Inc. Cl B WSO.B,
-0.01%
fell 0.01% to $241.66, and Snap-On Inc. SNA,
-0.03%
fell 0.03% to $223.00. Trading volume (327,744) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 313,548.

Editor’s Note: This story was auto-generated by Automated Insights, an automation technology provider, using data from Dow Jones and FactSet. See our market data terms of use.

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