Shares of American Express Co.
advanced 1.99% to $157.15 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.49% to 4,173.85 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.06% to 34,382.13. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. American Express Co. closed $3.54 short of its 52-week high ($160.69), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Visa Inc. Cl A
rose 1.43% to $226.94, Mastercard Inc.
rose 1.08% to $363.91, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
rose 1.55% to $164.01. Trading volume (1.9 M) remained 1.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 3.0 M.