Hess Corp. stock outperforms market on strong trading day

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Shares of Hess Corp. HES, +0.80% inched 0.80% higher to $104.92 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.59% rising 0.59% to 3,959.90 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.15% rising 0.15% to 31,874.84. This was the stock’s fourth consecutive day of gains. Hess Corp. closed $26.52 short of its 52-week high ($131.44), which the company reached on June 8th.

The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM, +1.10% rose 1.10% to $89.24 and Chevron Corp. CVX, +1.32% rose 1.32% to $146.52. Trading volume (1.5 M) remained 1.1 million below its 50-day average volume of 2.6 M.

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