Shares of Hess Corp. (NYS:HES) 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 (S&P:SPX) falling 0.08% to 4,354.19 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) 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. (NYS:XOM) fell 0.09% to $53.64, Chevron Corp. (NYS:CVX) rose 0.07% to $94.85, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A (NYS:RDS.A) rose 3.75% to $40.97. Trading volume (2.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.0 M.