Shares of Hess Corp. HES inched 0.50% higher to $73.80 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.77% to 4,128.80 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.89% to 33,800.60. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Hess Corp. closed $2.44 short of its 52-week high ($76.24), which the company reached on March 8th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM fell 0.23% to $55.87, Chevron Corp. CVX fell 0.10% to $102.92, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A RDS.A fell 0.44% to $38.91. Trading volume (2.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.3 M.