Credit card companies surged early Thursday despite analystsÂ’ warnings that their stocks could come under pressure if certain economic indicators continue to show signs of weakness and fuel higher delinquencies.

Shares of MBNA Corp., Providian Financial Corp., and Capital One Financial Corp. rose 4% to 5% during trading Thursday morning. MBNA closed up 1.37% to $37, Providian 4.33% to $55.75, and Capital One 1.09% to $63.625.

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