Shares of Loews Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208734362/composite L +0.95% inched 0.56% higher to $55.23 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.28% falling 0.13% to 4,514.07 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.34% falling 0.20% to 35,031.07. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Loews Corp. closed $4.16 below its 52-week high ($59.39), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Chubb Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/209397502/composite CB +1.65% rose 0.36% to $182.43, Progressive Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202480455/composite PGR +2.00% rose 0.03% to $94.29, and Travelers Cos. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206313935/composite TRV +1.85% rose 0.60% to $158.74. Trading volume (662,175) remained 127,221 below its 50-day average volume of 789,396.