Shares of MetLife Inc. (NYS:MET) 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 (S&P:SPX) rising 0.18% to 4,574.79 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) 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 (NYS:PUK) rose 1.54% to $41.57, Assurant Inc. (NYS:AIZ) fell 1.41% to $162.26, and UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYS:UNH) 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.