Shares of Hess Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203832174/composite HES +1.29% inched 0.86% higher to $75.34 Friday, 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 -0.11% rising 0.15% to 4,455.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.21% rising 0.10% to 34,798.00. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Hess Corp. closed $15.75 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% rose 0.89% to $57.59, Chevron Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX +0.95% rose 0.54% to $100.60, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A /zigman2/quotes/205095589/composite RDS.A -0.33% fell 0.73% to $41.98. Trading volume (2.0 M) remained 11,768 below its 50-day average volume of 2.0 M.