Shares of Valero Energy Corp. VLO shed 0.08% to $51.21 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.39% to 3,581.87 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.15% to 29,483.23. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. Valero Energy Corp. closed $48.51 below its 52-week high ($99.72), which the company achieved on November 22nd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Phillips 66 PSX rose 1.15% to $61.45, Marathon Petroleum Corp. MPC rose 1.40% to $39.08, and HollyFrontier Corp. HFC rose 0.70% to $22.88. Trading volume (4.8 M) remained 795,263 below its 50-day average volume of 5.6 M.