Shares of Hess Corp. (NYS:HES) 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 (S&P:SPX) rising 0.15% to 4,455.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) 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. (NYS:XOM) rose 0.89% to $57.59, Chevron Corp. (NYS:CVX) rose 0.54% to $100.60, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A (NYS:RDS.A) fell 0.73% to $41.98. Trading volume (2.0 M) remained 11,768 below its 50-day average volume of 2.0 M.