Shares of Unum Group /zigman2/quotes/208720096/composite UNM +1.95% rallied 1.70% to $27.51 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +2.07% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.40% rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. The stock's rise snapped a three-day losing streak. Unum Group closed $4.47 below its 52-week high ($31.98), which the company reached on June 2nd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as AFLAC Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208944541/composite AFL +1.78% rose 2.58% to $55.35, Principal Financial Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201030797/composite PFG +1.77% rose 2.10% to $68.43, and Assurant Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202796064/composite AIZ +0.85% rose 1.94% to $163.28. Trading volume (1.5 M) remained 2.0 million below its 50-day average volume of 3.5 M.