LONDON, January 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
On Wednesday, January 08, 2014, the U.S. equity market finished on a mixed note. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,837.49, down 0.02%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,462.74, down 0.41%; and the NASDAQ Composite Index finished at 4,165.61, up 0.30%. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index gained 0.55% to close the session at 288.42; and the S&P 500 Chemicals Industry Index edged 0.81% higher to close at 460.63. The S&P 500 Chemicals Industry Index has gained 3.08% in the previous one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.79% during the same period. Additionally, the S&P 500 Oil, Gas and Consumable fuels Industry Group Index closed 0.63% lower at 661.12. The major movers in the materials sector included LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB), Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE: APD), Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX), and Axiall Corp. (NYSE: AXLL). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research on LYB, APD, PEIX, and AXLL can be downloaded upon signing up at:
Shares in LyondellBasell Industries N.V. hit a new 52-week high of $80.42 on Wednesday, closing the day at $79.73, up 1.00% from the previous day's closing price of $78.94. The company's shares vacillated between $78.52 and $80.42 during the trading session. A total of 3.41 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 3.02 million. The company's shares have gained 1.30% in the previous three trading sessions and 4.15% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.33% and 1.79% during the respective periods. Furthermore, LyondellBasell Industries N.V.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $77.07 and $69.87, respectively. Sign up today to read free research report on LYB at:
Air Products & Chemicals Inc.'s stock finished Wednesday's session 0.02% lower at $110.09. The company's shares oscillated between $109.10 and $110.42 during the trading session. A total of 1.40 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.01 million. Air Products & Chemicals Inc.'s shares have advanced 7.32% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 11.00% during the same period. However, the company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $109.47 and $100.78, respectively. Register to download free technical analysis on APD at:
Pacific Ethanol Inc.'s stock declined 1.08% on Wednesday, ending the day at $5.50, after vacillating between $5.32 and $5.63 during the trading session. A total of 0.74 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.53 million. Despite Wednesday's pullback, the company's shares have rallied 46.28% in the previous three months and 21.41% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 11.00% and 1.79% during the respective periods. Moreover, Pacific Ethanol Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $3.85 and $3.98, respectively. A free report on PEIX can be accessed by registering at:
On Wednesday, Axiall Corp.'s stock oscillated between $44.89 and $45.82, before closing the day's session 0.83% lower at $45.21. A total of 0.95 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.89 million. Despite Wednesday's decline, the company's shares have surged 22.69% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 11.00% during the same period. Further, Axiall Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $44.64 and $45.00, respectively. Register with AAA Research Reports and download the research on AXLL for free at:
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