Shares of MetLife Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206319319/composite MET -4.09% shed 0.27% to $65.46 Tuesday, 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 +1.47% rising 0.18% to 4,574.79 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.11% rising 0.04% to 35,756.88. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. MetLife Inc. closed $2.22 short of its 52-week high ($67.68), which the company reached on May 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Prudential PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/205760760/composite PUK -1.75% rose 1.54% to $41.57, Assurant Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202796064/composite AIZ +1.01% fell 1.41% to $162.26, and UnitedHealth Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite UNH -5.27% rose 1.15% to $454.64. Trading volume (2.8 M) remained 1.4 million below its 50-day average volume of 4.2 M.