Prudential Financial Inc. stock falls Thursday, underperforms market

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Shares of Prudential Financial Inc.
PRU,
-4.30%

slipped 4.30% to $100.64 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
SPX,
-0.04%

falling 0.04% to 4,221.86 and Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA,
-0.62%

falling 0.62% to 33,823.45. The stock’s fall snapped a two-day winning streak. Prudential Financial Inc. closed $8.53 short of its 52-week high ($109.17), which the company achieved on June 2nd.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Prudential PLC ADR
PUK,
-2.33%

fell 2.33% to $41.15, MetLife Inc.
MET,
-5.43%

fell 5.43% to $60.25, and Lincoln National Corp.
LNC,
-7.10%

fell 7.10% to $62.41. Trading volume (2.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.0 M.

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