Shares of APA Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200648444/composite APA +1.29% inched 0.64% higher to $45.84 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.06% rising 1.99% to 4,057.84 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.05% rising 1.61% to 32,637.19. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. APA Corp. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $45.58, which the company reached on May 25th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Chevron Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX +1.19% rose 0.67% to $176.59, ConocoPhillips /zigman2/quotes/207605056/composite COP +1.30% rose 1.75% to $113.15, and EOG Resources Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204634330/composite EOG +1.07% rose 0.49% to $133.72. Trading volume (9.5 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 8.7 M.