Shares of Hess Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203832174/composite HES +1.29% rose 3.58% to $71.27 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.11% rising 0.28% to 4,536.95 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.21% rising 0.37% to 35,443.82. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Hess Corp. closed $19.82 below its 52-week high ($91.09), which the company reached on June 23rd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Exxon Mobil Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM +0.69% rose 2.44% to $55.08, Chevron Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX +0.95% rose 2.09% to $97.71, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A /zigman2/quotes/205095589/composite RDS.A -0.33% rose 1.79% to $40.31. Trading volume (2.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.9 M.