Shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC WLTW inched 0.53% higher to $237.98 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.11% to 4,170.42 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.90% to 34,035.99. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Willis Towers Watson PLC closed $7.02 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 Thursday, as Marsh & McLennan Cos. MMC rose 1.21% to $126.96, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. AJG rose 1.56% to $135.06, and Brown & Brown Inc. BRO rose 1.53% to $48.97. Trading volume (728,637) remained 196,401 below its 50-day average volume of 925,038.