Shares of MetLife Inc.
advanced 2.14% to $65.52 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. MetLife Inc. closed $2.16 short of its 52-week high ($67.68), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Prudential PLC ADR
rose 0.90% to $40.57, Assurant Inc.
rose 1.94% to $163.28, and UnitedHealth Group Inc.
rose 4.17% to $420.36. Trading volume (3.3 M) remained 1.3 million below its 50-day average volume of 4.6 M.