Before the Bell Scans: Linn Energy LLC, QEP Resources Inc., North American Palladium Ltd, and RPC Inc.
LONDON, September 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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The U.S. equity market slipped on Thursday, September 12, 2013. All three benchmark indexes closed lower, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling by 0.17%, the S&P 500 dipping by 0.34%, and the NASDAQ Composite declining by 0.24%. Shares in the basic materials-commodities sector mostly ended on a lower note, as the broader market declined. The major movers included Linn Energy LLC (NASDAQ: LINE), QEP Resources Inc. (NYSE: QEP), North American Palladium Ltd. (NYSE MKT: PAL), and RPC Inc. (NYSE: RES). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research on LINE, QEP, PAL, and RES can be downloaded upon signing up at:
Linn Energy LLC's stock fell by 0.11% on Thursday, reversing slight gains from the previous trading session. The company's shares closed the day at $27.87 after oscillating between $27.80 and $28.75. A total of 4.73 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 4.11 million. Despite Thursday's losses, Linn Energy LLC's shares have rallied 14.98% in the previous three trading sessions and 16.46% in the last one month, compared to a gain of 0.70% and a loss of 0.36% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Furthermore, the company's stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $25.52. Sign up today to read free research report on LINE at:
On Thursday, QEP Resources Inc.'s stock rose sharply, even as the broader market ended on lower note. The company's shares closed at $28.78, up 1.59% from the previous day's closing price of $28.33. The company's shares oscillated between $28.17 and $28.83 during the trading session. A total of 1.14 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.26 million. The company's shares have gained 1.23% in the previous three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 0.70% during the same period. Additionally, QEP Resources Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $29.09 and $29.50, respectively. Register to download free technical analysis on QEP at:
North American Palladium Ltd's shares plummeted on Thursday, extending their losses from previous trading sessions. The company's shares ended the day 4.84% lower at $0.95 after fluctuating between $0.95 and $1.00. A total of 1.76 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.28 million. The company's shares have fallen by 5.78% in the previous three trading sessions, compared to a gain of 0.70% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Moreover, North American Palladium Ltd's stock is trading near its 52-week low of $0.91 as well as below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. A free report on PAL can be accessed by registering at:
Shares in RPC Inc. fell by 0.67% on Thursday as the broader market ended on a negative note. The company's stock fluctuated between $14.85 and $15.06 before ending the day at $14.89. A total of 0.23 million shares were traded, which is less than the daily average volume of 0.47 million. Despite Thursday's losses, RPC Inc.'s shares have gained 2.13% in the last one month and 9.73% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500 which has fallen by 0.36% and has gained 4.40% during the respective periods. Moreover, the company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $14.52 and $14.15, respectively. Register with AAA Research Reports and download the research on RES for free at:
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