Shares of Marsh & McLennan Cos. MMC inched 0.14% higher to $127.53 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.93% to 4,173.42 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.93% to 34,137.31. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Marsh & McLennan Cos. closed $1.33 short of its 52-week high ($128.86), which the company achieved on April 20th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Prudential PLC PUKPF fell 0.34% to $21.05, Willis Towers Watson PLC WLTW fell 0.63% to $235.74, and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. AJG rose 0.67% to $137.17. Trading volume (1.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.7 M.