Shares of American Express Co.
inched 0.06% higher to $142.68 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
falling 1.34% to 3,768.47 and Dow Jones Industrial Average
falling 1.11% to 30,924.14. This was the stock’s fourth consecutive day of gains. American Express Co. closed $1.57 below its 52-week high ($144.25), which the company achieved on March 3rd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Visa Inc. Cl A
fell 1.56% to $211.50, Mastercard Inc.
fell 2.98% to $349.50, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
fell 1.54% to $150.56. Trading volume (4.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.6 M.