Shares of Hess Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203832174/composite HES +0.23% rose 5.48% to $74.70 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 +0.75% rising 1.21% to 4,448.98 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% rising 1.48% to 34,764.82. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Hess Corp. closed $16.39 short of its 52-week high ($91.09), which the company achieved on June 23rd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Exxon Mobil Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM +0.95% rose 3.39% to $57.08, Chevron Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX +0.74% rose 2.48% to $100.06, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A /zigman2/quotes/205095589/composite RDS.A +1.29% rose 2.55% to $42.29. Trading volume (2.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.0 M.