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Why Shares of American Express, PacWest Bancorp, and KeyCorp Are Rising Today

Why Shares of American Express, PacWest Bancorp, and KeyCorp Are Rising Today

Shares of many bank stocks moved higher today as Congress passed the debt ceiling bill last night and the market reacted positively to the May jobs report released this morning. Shares of the credit card and payments company American Express (NYSE: AXP) traded roughly 4% higher as of 12:32 p.m. ET today. Meanwhile, shares of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW) traded nearly 14% higher, while shares of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) were up about 6%.