Shares of Marathon Oil Corp. MRO,
rose 0.96% to $ 15.85 on Monday, in what turned out to be an overall favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 SPX index,
up 1.32% to 4,655.27 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
up 0.68% to 35,135.94. Marathon Oil Corp. closed at $ 1.74 below its 52-week high ($ 17.59), which the company hit on November 8.
The stock outperformed some of its rivals on Monday, such as Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM,
rose 0.56% to $ 61.59, Chevron Corp. CLC,
rose 0.30% to $ 114.85, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A RDS.A,
rose 0.90% to $ 42.45. Transaction volume (16.9 million) was 1.0 million lower than its 50-day average volume of 18.0 million.