Shares of Hess Corp. (NYS:HES) 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 (S&P:SPX) rising 0.28% to 4,536.95 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) 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. (NYS:XOM) rose 2.44% to $55.08, Chevron Corp. (NYS:CVX) rose 2.09% to $97.71, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A (NYS:RDS.A) rose 1.79% to $40.31. Trading volume (2.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.9 M.