Shares of Hess Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203832174/composite HES +1.29% slid 1.14% to $71.34 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.11% falling 0.91% to 4,432.99 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.21% falling 0.48% to 34,584.88. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Hess Corp. closed $19.75 short of its 52-week high ($91.09), which the company achieved on June 23rd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Exxon Mobil Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM +0.69% fell 1.18% to $55.16, Chevron Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX +0.95% fell 0.58% to $96.76, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A /zigman2/quotes/205095589/composite RDS.A -0.33% fell 1.22% to $40.36. Trading volume (3.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.9 M.