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On Wednesday, December 18, 2013, the U.S. equity market edged higher with the S&P 500 ending the day at 1,810.65, up 1.66%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at 16,167.97, up 1.84%; and the NASDAQ Composite finishing at 4,070.06, up 1.15%. The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Sector Index ended the day at 519.30, up 1.57%; and the same has gained 1.95% in the previous three trading sessions and 6.75% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 1.99% and 4.93% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. The major movers in the sector included H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB), Service Corp. International (NYSE: SCI), VCA Antech Inc. (NASDAQ: WOOF), and Weight Watchers International Inc. (NYSE: WTW). AAAResearchReports.com initiated preliminary technical research on HRB, SCI, WOOF, and WTW. These free reports are accessible by signing today at:
H&R Block Inc.'s stock advanced on Wednesday, closing the day 1.04% higher at $28.27, after fluctuating between $27.52 and $28.28. A total of 3.09 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 2.46 million. The company's shares have gained 0.82% in the previous three trading sessions and 1.22% in the last three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.99% and 4.93%, during the respective periods. Furthermore, H&R Block Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $28.38 and $28.60, respectively. The free technical analysis on HRB is available by signing up at:
On Wednesday, Service Corp. International's stock edged higher, to end the day at $17.54, up 0.63% from the previous day's closing price of $17.43. The company's shares oscillated between $17.22 and $17.56 during the trading session. A total of 2.26 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.14 million. Despite Wednesday's gains, the company's shares have fallen by 0.40% in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.99%, during the same period. Moreover, Service Corp. International's stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $18.19 and $17.79, respectively. Register now to download free research on SCI at:
Shares in VCA Antech Inc. advanced on Wednesday, hitting a new 52-week high of $30.82. The company's ended the day at $30.77, up 1.55% from the previous day's closing price of $30.30. A total of 0.72 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.88 million. The company's shares have gained 3.74% in the last one month and 7.89% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.07% and 4.93%, during the respective periods. Further, VCA Antech Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $28.95 and $26.61, respectively. A free report on WOOF can be accessed by registering at:
On Wednesday, shares in Weight Watchers International Inc. edged higher to end the day at $32.21, which is 0.62% higher than the previous day's closing price of $32.01. The company's shares vacillated between $31.63 and $32.34 during the trading session. A total of 0.71 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.84 million. The company's shares have advanced 1.04% in the previous three trading sessions and 0.06% in the last one month, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.99% and 1.07%, during the respective periods. Additionally, Weight Watchers International Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $34.98 and $40.06, respectively. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on WTW for free at:
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