Shares of Aon PLC
advanced 2.55% to $308.35 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's sixth consecutive day of gains. Aon PLC hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $302.33, which the company reached on September 23rd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Moody's Corp.
rose 2.50% to $370.49, Equifax Inc.
rose 2.40% to $261.05, and Orix Corp. ADR
fell 0.15% to $95.16. Trading volume (908,269) remained 433,789 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.