Shares of W.R. Berkley Corp.
inched 0.80% higher to $75.95 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.19% to 4,247.44 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.04% to 34,479.60. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. W.R. Berkley Corp. closed $6.48 below its 52-week high ($82.43), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Arch Capital Group Ltd.
rose 0.72% to $39.29, Alleghany Corp.
rose 0.20% to $703.73, and American Financial Group Inc.
rose 0.64% to $124.89. Trading volume (627,256) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 612,963.