Shares of Hess Corp. (NYS:HES) 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 (S&P:SPX) falling 0.91% to 4,432.99 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) 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. (NYS:XOM) fell 1.18% to $55.16, Chevron Corp. (NYS:CVX) fell 0.58% to $96.76, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A (NYS:RDS.A) fell 1.22% to $40.36. Trading volume (3.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.9 M.