Shares of Hess Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203832174/composite HES -5.10% sank 0.43% to $67.31 Tuesday, 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 -0.51% falling 0.08% to 4,354.19 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.74% falling 0.15% to 33,919.84. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of losses. Hess Corp. closed $23.78 below its 52-week high ($91.09), which the company achieved on June 23rd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Exxon Mobil Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM -2.61% fell 0.09% to $53.64, Chevron Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX -1.81% rose 0.07% to $94.85, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A /zigman2/quotes/205095589/composite RDS.A +2.17% rose 3.75% to $40.97. Trading volume (2.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.0 M.