Shares of Marathon Oil Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205031829/composite MRO -2.39% inched 0.82% higher to $13.47 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.77% rising 0.47% to 4,239.18 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.53% rising 0.06% to 34,466.24. The stock's rise snapped a three-day losing streak. Marathon Oil Corp. closed $0.69 below its 52-week high ($14.16), which the company achieved on June 3rd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Exxon Mobil Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM -0.43% rose 0.16% to $62.75, Chevron Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX -0.38% rose 0.58% to $108.41, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A /zigman2/quotes/205095589/composite RDS.A -0.88% rose 0.73% to $40.11. Trading volume (18.5 M) remained 1.3 million below its 50-day average volume of 19.7 M.