Shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp.
rallied 2.18% to $66.68 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Marathon Petroleum Corp. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $66.14, which the company reached on October 11th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Exxon Mobil Corp.
rose 1.52% to $62.00, Chevron Corp.
rose 0.95% to $108.81, and BP PLC ADR
rose 0.89% to $29.45. Trading volume (6.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 5.8 M.