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Willis Towers Watson PLC stock underperforms Thursday when compared to competitors despite daily gains

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC WLTW, +0.42% rose 1.72% to $248.15 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.16% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.14% rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Willis Towers Watson PLC closed $23.72 below its 52-week high ($271.87), which the company achieved on May 10th.

The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Marsh & McLennan Cos. MMC, +0.49% rose 2.06% to $160.67, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. AJG, +0.10% rose 1.99% to $161.67, and Brown & Brown Inc. BRO, +0.11% rose 2.43% to $63.13. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 881,947 below its 50-day average volume of 2.0 M.

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