Shares of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. AJG rose 1.29% to $136.80 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.36% to 4,185.47 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.48% to 34,200.67. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $135.14, which the company achieved on April 15th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Marsh & McLennan Cos. MMC rose 0.38% to $127.44, Willis Towers Watson PLC WLTW rose 1.02% to $240.40, and Brown & Brown Inc. BRO rose 1.18% to $49.55. Trading volume (776,039) remained 90,681 below its 50-day average volume of 866,720.