Shares of PayPal Holdings Inc.
advanced 3.94% to $266.45 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. PayPal Holdings Inc. closed $43.71 below its 52-week high ($310.16), which the company reached on July 26th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Visa Inc. Cl A
rose 1.22% to $225.18, Mastercard Inc.
rose 0.65% to $344.58, and American Express Co.
rose 1.65% to $171.51. Trading volume (7.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 5.5 M.