Shares of W.R. Berkley Corp.
rallied 1.81% to $77.49 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. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. W.R. Berkley Corp. closed $4.94 short of its 52-week high ($82.43), which the company reached on May 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Arch Capital Group Ltd.
rose 2.37% to $42.80, Alleghany Corp.
rose 2.09% to $656.36, and American Financial Group Inc.
rose 1.32% to $134.29. Trading volume (466,992) remained 125,829 below its 50-day average volume of 592,821.