Shares of Marathon Oil Corp. MRO,
rose 1.22% to $19.85 on Thursday, on what turned out to be a poor overall trading session for the stock market, along with the S&P 500 SPX Index,
down 0.54% to 4,326.51 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
down 0.02% to 34,160.78. It was the fourth consecutive day of winnings for the title. Marathon Oil Corp. closed $0.41 off its 52-week high ($20.26), which the company hit on Jan. 26.
The stock posted a mixed performance against some of its competitors on Thursday, such as Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM,
rose 1.28% to $75.12, Chevron Corp. CLC,
rose 2.02% to $135.37, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A RDS.A,
rose 0.39% to $51.11. Trading volume (22.6M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 17.3M.