Shares of Marathon Oil Corp. MRO sank 0.65% to $13.80 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.36% to 4,192.85 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.07% to 34,577.04. The stock's fall snapped a five-day winning streak. Marathon Oil Corp. closed $0.23 short of its 52-week high ($14.03), which the company reached on June 2nd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM rose 0.39% to $61.18, Chevron Corp. CVX fell 0.45% to $107.59, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A RDS.A fell 0.20% to $40.20. Trading volume (19.4 M) remained 938,666 below its 50-day average volume of 20.4 M.