Shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp. MPC shed 0.14% to $41.42 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.24% to 3,638.35 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.13% to 29,910.37. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Marathon Petroleum Corp. closed $20.72 below its 52-week high ($62.14), which the company achieved on December 20th.
Despite its losses, the stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM fell 1.52% to $40.19, Chevron Corp. CVX fell 0.90% to $91.31, and BP PLC ADR BP fell 1.45% to $21.10. Trading volume (4.1 M) remained 3.6 million below its 50-day average volume of 7.7 M.