Shares of Lincoln National Corp.
rallied 2.32% to $72.76 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive 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. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Lincoln National Corp. closed $1.87 short of its 52-week high ($74.63), which the company reached on October 11th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Prudential PLC ADR
rose 0.90% to $40.57, MetLife Inc.
rose 2.14% to $65.52, and Prudential Financial Inc.
rose 2.17% to $109.78. Trading volume (923,906) remained 249,444 below its 50-day average volume of 1.2 M.