Shares of Western Union Co. /zigman2/quotes/206269665/composite WU +0.10% rallied 2.52% to $13.84 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.56% rising 2.59% to 3,678.43 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.31% rising 2.66% to 29,490.89. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Western Union Co. closed $7.56 short of its 52-week high ($21.40), which the company achieved on October 15th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Monday, as Mastercard Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207581792/composite MA -0.41% rose 2.16% to $290.48, Fidelity National Information Services Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207166559/composite FIS +1.42% rose 1.02% to $76.34, and Global Payments Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201234787/composite GPN -1.01% rose 2.49% to $110.74. Trading volume (4.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 4.1 M.