Shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp. MPC rose 2.47% to $53.87 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.16% to 33,730.89 and the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.41% to 4,124.66. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Marathon Petroleum Corp. closed $6.06 short of its 52-week high ($59.93), which the company achieved on March 11th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM rose 2.89% to $57.32, Chevron Corp. CVX rose 1.99% to $104.27, and BP PLC ADR BP rose 3.74% to $25.54. Trading volume (4.6 M) remained 1.5 million below its 50-day average volume of 6.1 M.