Shares of Marathon Oil Corp. MRO,
rose 0.82% to $ 13.47 on Thursday, in what turned out to be an overall favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 SPX index,
up 0.47% to 4,239.18 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
up 0.06% to 34,466.24. The title rise ended a three-day losing streak. Marathon Oil Corp. closed at $ 0.69 below its 52-week high ($ 14.16), which the company hit on June 3.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors on Thursday, such as Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM,
rose 0.16% to $ 62.75, Chevron Corp. CLC,
rose 0.58% to $ 108.41 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A RDS.A,
rose 0.73% to $ 40.11. The volume of transactions (18.5 million) remained 1.3 million below its 50-day average volume of 19.7 million.