Shares of Rockwell Automation Inc.
inched 0.58% higher to $348.85 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
falling 0.26% to 4,766.18 and Dow Jones Industrial Average
falling 0.16% to 36,338.30. Rockwell Automation Inc. closed $6.14 short of its 52-week high ($354.99), which the company achieved on December 16th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Emerson Electric Co.
rose 0.33% to $92.97. Trading volume (305,025) remained 263,238 below its 50-day average volume of 568,263.