Shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC WLTW dropped 0.63% to $235.74 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive 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 third consecutive day of losses. Willis Towers Watson PLC closed $9.26 short of its 52-week high ($245.00), which the company achieved on April 13th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Marsh & McLennan Cos. MMC rose 0.14% to $127.53, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. AJG rose 0.67% to $137.17, and Brown & Brown Inc. BRO rose 0.87% to $49.80. Trading volume (737,926) remained 177,990 below its 50-day average volume of 915,916.