Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. American International Group ( AIG) pushed the Insurance industry higher today making it today's featured insurance winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, American International Group rose $0.58 (1.2%) to $49.30 on average volume. Throughout the day, 8,501,968 shares of American International Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9,734,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $48.46-$49.36 after having opened the day at $48.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.72. Other companies within the Insurance industry that increased today were: AMERISAFE ( AMSF), up 11.6%, Hilltop Holdings ( HTH), up 4.5%, Phoenix Companies ( PNX), up 3.6% and State Auto Financial Corporation ( STFC), up 2.9%.
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