Shares of Marsh & McLennan Cos. /zigman2/quotes/208419097/composite MMC -2.00% slid 1.56% to $151.21 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.54% falling 0.84% to 3,757.99 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.45% falling 0.35% to 30,076.68. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. Marsh & McLennan Cos. closed $31.93 short of its 52-week high ($183.14), which the company reached on April 21st.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Prudential PLC /zigman2/quotes/203597575/delayed PUKPF -3.12% rose 2.89% to $10.95, Willis Towers Watson PLC /zigman2/quotes/202694274/composite WTW -1.82% fell 0.79% to $203.40, and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. /zigman2/quotes/202575509/composite AJG -1.44% fell 1.03% to $172.53. Trading volume (1.3 M) remained 331,749 below its 50-day average volume of 1.7 M.