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The U.S. equity market edged lower on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, with the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ Composite falling by 0.49%, 0.39%, and 0.55%, respectively. Shares in the semiconductor equipment and materials industry mostly ended on a lower note, as the broader market posted losses. The major movers in the industry included Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT), United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC), Cree Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE), and Entegris Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTG). AAAResearchReports.com has released free charting and technical research on these aforementioned companies. Register to read these reports at:
Applied Materials Inc.'s shares ended 0.72% lower at $17.88 on Wednesday, after vacillating between $17.74 and $18.09. A total of 6.48 million shares were traded, which is significantly below the daily average volume of 12.99 million. Despite Wednesday's decline, Applied Materials Inc.'s shares have advanced 1.96% in the last one month and 9.86% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 4.86% and 4.59% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Further, the company's stock is trading near its 52-week high of $18.18 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $16.73 and $15.00, respectively. Sign up for free report on AMAT at:
Shares in United Microelectronics Corp. closed the day 0.48% higher at $2.09, after fluctuating between $2.08 and $2.16 during the trading session. A total of 1.61 million shares were traded, which is at above the daily average volume of 1.19. The company's stock has gained 1.46% in the previous three trading sessions and in the last one month, compared to a gain of 0.20% and 4.86% during the respective periods. Moreover, United Microelectronics Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $2.04 and $2.02, respectively. UMC free technical report can be accessed by signing up at:
On Wednesday, Cree Inc.'s stock fell by 0.37%, tracking losses in the broader market. The company's shares traded between $60.46 and $61.99 before finishing the day at $61.16. A total of 1.90 million shares were traded, which is less than the daily average volume of 2.90 million. Despite Wednesday's losses, the company's shares have gained 0.54% in the previous three trading sessions and 1.61% in the last one month, compared to a gain of 0.20% and 4.86% during the respective periods. Additionally, Cree Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $58.21. A free report on CREE can be accessed by registering at:
Shares in Entegris Inc. fluctuated between $10.20 and $10.43 before ending Wednesday's session 0.67% lower at $10.32. A total of 0.61 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.83 million. Despite Wednesday's pullback, the company's shares have gained 1.57% in the last one month and 8.52% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 4.86% and 4.59% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Furthermore, Entegris Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $9.96 and $9.74, respectively.
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