Shares of Visa Inc. Cl A (NYS:V) inched 0.23% higher to $224.33 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) falling 0.16% to 4,473.75 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 0.18% to 34,751.32. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Visa Inc. Cl A closed $28.34 short of its 52-week high ($252.67), which the company achieved on July 27th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Mastercard Inc. (NYS:MA) rose 0.45% to $346.31, Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (NYS:FIS) rose 0.24% to $125.40, and American Express Co. (NYS:AXP) rose 0.80% to $162.63. Trading volume (5.9 M) remained 1.6 million below its 50-day average volume of 7.5 M.