Shares of Western Union Co. /zigman2/quotes/206269665/composite WU -0.21% slipped 1.59% to $24.77 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.54% rising 0.47% to 4,239.18 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.42% rising 0.06% to 34,466.24. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. Western Union Co. closed $1.84 below its 52-week high ($26.61), which the company reached on April 26th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Mastercard Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207581792/composite MA -0.74% rose 0.27% to $364.30, Fidelity National Information Services Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207166559/composite FIS -0.39% rose 0.44% to $145.38, and Global Payments Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201234787/composite GPN +0.07% fell 0.04% to $191.67. Trading volume (3.6 M) remained 488,134 below its 50-day average volume of 4.1 M.