Shares of Hess Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203832174/composite HES +0.23% slipped 1.18% to $67.77 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.75% falling 0.77% to 4,458.58 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% falling 0.78% to 34,607.72. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. Hess Corp. closed $23.32 short of its 52-week high ($91.09), which the company reached on June 23rd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Exxon Mobil Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM +0.95% fell 0.20% to $53.98, Chevron Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX +0.74% rose 0.07% to $96.07, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A /zigman2/quotes/205095589/composite RDS.A +1.29% rose 0.30% to $39.47. Trading volume (1.3 M) remained 514,843 below its 50-day average volume of 1.9 M.