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Marathon Petroleum Corp. stock rises Thursday, outperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp. MPC, +0.57% 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 SPX, +0.37% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.43% 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. XOM, +0.55% rose 1.52% to $62.00, Chevron Corp. CVX, +1.31% rose 0.95% to $108.81, and BP PLC ADR BP, +0.90% rose 0.89% to $29.45. Trading volume (6.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 5.8 M.

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