Shares of Valero Energy Corp. VLO slid 0.28% to $57.91 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.29% to 29,969.52 and the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.06% to 3,666.72. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. Valero Energy Corp. closed $40.12 below its 52-week high ($98.03), which the company reached on January 13th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Phillips 66 PSX rose 0.92% to $65.02, Marathon Petroleum Corp. MPC rose 1.01% to $40.99, and HollyFrontier Corp. HFC rose 2.52% to $26.89. Trading volume (4.0 M) remained 1.4 million below its 50-day average volume of 5.5 M.