Shares of Assurant Inc. AIZ shed 0.84% to $133.79 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.24% to 3,638.35 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.13% to 29,910.37. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Assurant Inc. closed $8.82 below its 52-week high ($142.61), which the company achieved on February 18th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH rose 1.43% to $337.94, MetLife Inc. MET fell 0.65% to $47.45, and AFLAC Inc. AFL fell 0.72% to $45.28. Trading volume (158,320) remained 236,770 below its 50-day average volume of 395,090.