Shares of Marsh & McLennan Cos. /zigman2/quotes/208419097/composite MMC +0.78% rose 1.19% to $150.95 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.03% rising 1.97% to 3,719.04 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.45% rising 1.88% to 29,683.74. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Marsh & McLennan Cos. closed $32.19 below its 52-week high ($183.14), which the company reached on April 21st.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Prudential PLC /zigman2/quotes/203597575/composite PUKPF +1.67% fell 7.21% to $9.37, Willis Towers Watson PLC /zigman2/quotes/202694274/composite WTW +1.12% rose 1.65% to $206.91, and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. /zigman2/quotes/202575509/composite AJG +1.00% rose 0.63% to $170.80. Trading volume (1.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.6 M.