Shares of Marsh & McLennan Cos. /zigman2/quotes/208419097/composite MMC -4.34% inched 0.68% higher to $169.57 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.02% rising 0.21% to 35,677.02 and the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.54% falling 0.11% to 4,544.90. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Marsh & McLennan Cos. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $168.90, which the company achieved on October 21st.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Prudential PLC /zigman2/quotes/203597575/composite PUKPF -0.33% rose 0.48% to $20.16, Willis Towers Watson PLC rose 0.36% to $247.76, and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. /zigman2/quotes/202575509/composite AJG -2.51% rose 1.05% to $165.17. Trading volume (2.2 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.8 M.