Shares of Lincoln National Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205272400/composite LNC -2.17% slipped 1.36% to $74.73 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.84% rising 0.30% to 4,549.78 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.51% falling 0.02% to 35,603.08. The stock's fall snapped a three-day winning streak. Lincoln National Corp. closed $1.22 short of its 52-week high ($75.95), which the company achieved on October 20th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Prudential PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/205760760/composite PUK -2.78% rose 0.37% to $40.70, MetLife Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206319319/composite MET -0.26% fell 1.19% to $65.81, and Prudential Financial Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203750923/composite PRU -1.42% fell 0.64% to $113.27. Trading volume (1.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.1 M.