Shares of Synchrony Financial
inched 0.78% higher to $49.37 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.19% to 4,247.44 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.04% to 34,479.60. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Synchrony Financial closed $1.59 short of its 52-week high ($50.96), which the company achieved on June 8th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Visa Inc. Cl A
rose 0.43% to $234.96, Mastercard Inc.
rose 0.33% to $365.50, and FleetCor Technologies Inc.
rose 0.17% to $271.88. Trading volume (3.8 M) remained 1.9 million below its 50-day average volume of 5.7 M.