Shares of W.R. Berkley Corp.
slid 1.69% to $75.21 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.20% to 4,367.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.07% to 34,823.35. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. W.R. Berkley Corp. closed $7.22 below its 52-week high ($82.43), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Arch Capital Group Ltd.
fell 0.91% to $38.13, Alleghany Corp.
fell 0.90% to $656.19, and American Financial Group Inc.
fell 1.37% to $127.82. Trading volume (694,951) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 587,599.