Prudential Financial Inc. stock rises Friday, outperforms market

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Shares of Prudential Financial Inc.
PRU,
+3.53%

advanced 3.53% to $100.58 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
SPX,
+1.13%

rising 1.13% to 4,369.55 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA,
+1.30%

rising 1.30% to 34,870.16. Prudential Financial Inc. closed $8.59 short of its 52-week high ($109.17), which the company reached on June 2nd.

The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Prudential PLC ADR
PUK,
+4.12%

rose 4.12% to $38.37, MetLife Inc.
MET,
+3.83%

rose 3.83% to $58.86, and Lincoln National Corp.
LNC,
+5.10%

rose 5.10% to $62.01. Trading volume (2.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.9 M.


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