LONDON, August 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The US equity market slipped on Friday, August 16, 2013. All three benchmark indexes closed lower, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 0.20%, the S&P 500 falling 0.33%, and the NASDAQ composite declining 0.09%. Shares in oil and gas equipment companies ended mostly lower, tracking losses in the broader market. The major movers in the sector included Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB), Weatherford International Limited (NYSE: WFT), FMC Technologies Inc. (NYSE: FTI), and Basic Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: BAS). AAAResearchReports.com has released free charting and technical research on these aforementioned companies. Register to read these reports at:
Shares in Schlumberger Limited closed 0.09% lower at $81.92 on Friday after oscillating between $81.72 and $82.33. A total of 4.75 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 6.46 million. The company's shares have gained 4.38% in the last one month and 8.16% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500 which has lost 2.14% and 0.70% during the respective periods. Moreover, the stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Sign up for free report on SLB at:
Shares in Weatherford International Ltd. fell sharply on Friday, extending their losses from previous trading sessions. The company's shares fluctuated between $14.41 and $14.72 before closing the day at $14.58, down 1.09%. A total of 4.99 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume 6.88 million. Weatherford International's shares have gained 2.17% in the last three months, compared to a loss of 0.70% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Moreover, the company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. WFT free technical report can be accessed by signing up at:
Shares in FMC Technologies Inc. posted modest gains on Friday. The company's shares traded between $52.76 and $53.43 before finishing the day 0.06% higher at $53.25. A total of 1.19 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.43 million. Further, the company's shares have slipped 7.46% in the last three months, underperforming the S&P 500 which has fallen 0.70% during the same period. Nevertheless, FMC Technologies' stock is currently trading above its 200-day moving average. A free report on FTI can be accessed by registering at:
Shares in Basic Energy Services Inc. fell sharply on Friday, finishing at $11.66, down 1.44% from the previous closing price. The company's shares oscillated between $11.59 and $11.84. A total of 0.42 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.65 million. The company's shares are currently trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Furthermore, Basic Energy Services Inc.'s stock has lost 16.24% in the last three months, compared to a loss of 0.70% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on BAS for free at:
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