Assurant Inc. stock rises Wednesday, outperforms market
Shares of Assurant Inc.
advanced 1.11% to $128.04 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
falling 1.31% to 3,819.72 and Dow Jones Industrial Average
falling 0.39% to 31,270.09. This was the stock’s third consecutive day of gains. Assurant Inc. closed $15.63 below its 52-week high ($143.67), which the company achieved on January 20th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as UnitedHealth Group Inc.
fell 0.53% to $332.87, MetLife Inc.
rose 0.81% to $59.44, and AFLAC Inc.
rose 0.62% to $48.94. Trading volume (469,994) remained 1,996 below its 50-day average volume of 471,990.