Shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC WLTW advanced 1.02% to $240.40 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great 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. Willis Towers Watson PLC closed $4.60 short of its 52-week high ($245.00), which the company reached on April 13th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Marsh & McLennan Cos. MMC rose 0.38% to $127.44, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. AJG rose 1.29% to $136.80, and Brown & Brown Inc. BRO rose 1.18% to $49.55. Trading volume (937,365) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 924,587.