Shares of Valero Energy Corp.
advanced 1.32% to $79.17 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive 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. Valero Energy Corp. closed $5.78 short of its 52-week high ($84.95), which the company achieved on June 3rd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Phillips 66
rose 0.35% to $82.16, Marathon Petroleum Corp.
rose 2.18% to $66.68, and HollyFrontier Corp.
rose 4.51% to $36.81. Trading volume (2.5 M) remained 1.0 million below its 50-day average volume of 3.6 M.