Shares of Loews Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208734362/composite L +0.89% advanced 1.30% to $52.37 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.34% rising 0.95% to 4,395.64 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.40% rising 1.00% to 34,258.32. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Loews Corp. closed $7.02 below its 52-week high ($59.39), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Chubb Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/209397502/composite CB +1.97% rose 0.64% to $176.93, Progressive Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202480455/composite PGR +1.82% fell 0.03% to $92.04, and Travelers Cos. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206313935/composite TRV +1.88% rose 0.92% to $154.38. Trading volume (667,973) remained 237,690 below its 50-day average volume of 905,663.