LONDON, December 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
On Monday, December 30, 2013, the U.S. equity market finished on a mixed note. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,841.07, down 0.02%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,504.29, up 0.16%; and the NASDAQ Composite Index finished at 4,154.20, down 0.06%. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index edged 0.03% higher to close the session at 290.89; and the S&P 500 Containers & Packaging Industry Index edged 0.33% higher to close at 184.37. The S&P 500 Containers & Packaging Industry Index has gained 4.91% in the previous one month and 11.96% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.95% and 9.49% during the respective periods. The major movers in the materials sector included Graphic Packaging Holding Co. (NYSE: GPK), Packaging Corp of America (NYSE: PKG), Bemis Co. Inc. (NYSE: BMS), and Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research on GPK, PKG, BMS, and BLL can be downloaded upon signing up at:
Shares in Graphic Packaging Holding Co. rose 0.95% on Monday, hitting a new 52-week high of $9.57. The company's shares ended the day at $9.56, after fluctuating between $9.43 and $9.57 during the trading session. A total of 2.07 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.54 million. The Graphic Packaging Holding Co.'s shares have gained 6.46% in the previous one month and 11.68% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.95% and 9.49% during the respective periods. Furthermore, the company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $8.80 and $8.26, respectively. Sign up and read the complimentary report on GPK at:
On Monday, Packaging Corp of America's stock closed the day at $63.27, up 0.38% from the previous day's closing price of $63.03. The company's shares vacillated between $62.59 and $63.50 during the trading session. A total of 0.43 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.83 million. The company's shares have gained 10.83% in the previous three months and 3.28% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 9.49% and 1.95% during the respective periods. Further, Packaging Corp of America's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $61.44 and $53.52, respectively. The free report on PKG can be downloaded by signing up now at:
Bemis Co. Inc.'s stock gained 0.84% on Monday, finishing the day at $40.92, after oscillating between $40.55 and $40.97 during the trading session. A total of 0.45 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.63 million. The company's shares have advanced 1.36% in the previous three trading sessions and 4.84% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.42% and 1.95% during the respective periods. Moreover, Bemis Co. Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $39.42 and $39.80, respectively. A free report on BMS can be accessed by registering at:
On Monday, Ball Corp.'s stock advanced 0.41%, hitting a new 52-week high of $51.82. The company's shares fluctuated between $51.40 and $51.82 before closing the day at $51.79. A total of 0.53 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.89 million. The company's shares have gained 15.40% in the previous three months and 3.62% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 9.49% and 1.95% during the respective periods. Furthermore, Ball Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $49.55 and $46.16, respectively. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on BLL for free at:
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