Shares of American Express Co.
inched 0.67% higher to $147.13 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.15% to 4,079.95 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.05% to 33,446.26. This was the stock’s fourth consecutive day of gains. American Express Co. closed $4.33 short of its 52-week high ($151.46), which the company achieved on March 8th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Visa Inc. Cl A
rose 0.28% to $219.27, Mastercard Inc.
rose 0.41% to $371.08, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
rose 1.57% to $154.93. Trading volume (2.4 M) remained 1.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 3.5 M.