Shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC
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
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 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.
rose 2.06% to $160.67, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
rose 1.99% to $161.67, and Brown & Brown Inc.
rose 2.43% to $63.13. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 881,947 below its 50-day average volume of 2.0 M.