Shares of Marsh & McLennan Cos. /zigman2/quotes/208419097/composite MMC -0.72% slumped 0.13% to $168.91 Tuesday, 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 -1.89% rising 0.18% to 4,574.79 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.30% rising 0.04% to 35,756.88. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Marsh & McLennan Cos. closed $2.22 short of its 52-week high ($171.13), which the company achieved on October 25th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Prudential PLC /zigman2/quotes/203597575/composite PUKPF +0.91% rose 2.48% to $20.85, Willis Towers Watson PLC fell 0.33% to $244.01, and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. /zigman2/quotes/202575509/composite AJG -0.96% fell 0.04% to $164.19. Trading volume (1.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.8 M.