Shares of Hess Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203832174/composite HES -1.60% slumped 0.15% to $68.58 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.40% falling 0.46% to 4,493.28 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.44% falling 0.43% to 34,879.38. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Hess Corp. closed $22.51 below 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 Thursday, as Exxon Mobil Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM -0.03% rose 0.07% to $54.09, Chevron Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX +0.47% fell 0.40% to $96.00, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A /zigman2/quotes/205095589/composite RDS.A +0.37% fell 0.46% to $39.35. Trading volume (2.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.8 M.