Shares of Valero Energy Corp. VLO jumped 10.37% to $56.09 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.56% to 3,577.59 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.12% to 29,591.27. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Valero Energy Corp. closed $42.33 short of its 52-week high ($98.42), which the company achieved on November 26th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Monday, as Phillips 66 PSX rose 6.90% to $65.84, Marathon Petroleum Corp. MPC rose 7.74% to $41.22, and HollyFrontier Corp. HFC rose 9.98% to $24.36. Trading volume (7.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 5.5 M.