Shares of Everest Re Group Ltd.
advanced 4.39% to $277.87 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Everest Re Group Ltd. closed $3.40 below its 52-week high ($281.27), which the company reached on May 3rd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Arch Capital Group Ltd.
rose 2.37% to $42.80, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
rose 1.56% to $148.28, and Maiden Holdings Ltd.
fell 0.31% to $3.23. Trading volume (348,011) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 229,083.