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Valero Energy Corp. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Valero Energy Corp. VLO, +1.07% 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 SPX, -0.12% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.32% 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 PSX, +1.39% rose 0.35% to $82.16, Marathon Petroleum Corp. MPC, +0.43% rose 2.18% to $66.68, and HollyFrontier Corp. HFC, +1.87% 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.

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