Shares of Hess Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203832174/composite HES +0.48% inched 0.09% higher to $68.81 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.64% rising 0.03% to 4,524.09 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.51% falling 0.14% to 35,312.53. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Hess Corp. closed $22.28 below its 52-week high ($91.09), which the company reached on June 23rd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Exxon Mobil Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM +1.02% fell 1.38% to $53.77, Chevron Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX +1.13% fell 1.10% to $95.71, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A /zigman2/quotes/205095589/composite RDS.A +1.21% fell 0.40% to $39.60. Trading volume (2.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.8 M.