Shares of Western Union Co. /zigman2/quotes/206269665/composite WU +1.72% slid 2.30% to $20.80 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.75% falling 0.91% to 4,432.99 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% falling 0.48% to 34,584.88. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Western Union Co. closed $5.81 below its 52-week high ($26.61), which the company reached on April 26th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Mastercard Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207581792/composite MA +3.31% fell 0.94% to $343.04, Fidelity National Information Services Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207166559/composite FIS +2.56% fell 1.33% to $123.73, and Global Payments Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201234787/composite GPN +3.62% fell 1.20% to $162.03. Trading volume (18.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.4 M.