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On Tuesday, December 31, 2013, the U.S. equity market finished the year on a positive note. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,848.36, up 0.40%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,576.66, up 0.44%; and the NASDAQ Composite Index finished at 4,176.59, up 0.54%. The S&P 500 Industrials Sector Index closed the session at 452.46, up 0.47%; and the S&P 500 Building Products Sub Industry Index edged 0.04% lower to close at 217.96. The S&P 500 Building Products Sub Industry Index has gained 7.13% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 9.05% during the same period. Additionally, the S&P 500 Construction Materials Industry Index closed 0.12% lower at 119.74. The major movers in the Industrials Sector included Masco Corp. (NYSE: MAS), USG Corp. (NYSE: USG), Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), and Vulcan Materials Co. (NYSE: VMC). AAAResearchReports.com has completed their technical analysis on MAS, USG, OC, and VMC and these free reports are accessible by registering at:
Masco Corp.'s stock edged 0.13% lower on Tuesday, finishing the day at $22.77, after oscillating between $22.59 and $22.86 during the trading session. A total of 2.50 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 3.97 million. Despite Tuesday's losses, the company's shares have gained 0.75% in the previous three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.34% during the same period. Furthermore, Masco Corp.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $22.94 and also above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $21.41 and $20.63, respectively. Sign up for free technical research on MAS at:
USG Corp.'s stock posted gains on Tuesday, ending the day 1.90% higher from the previous day's closing price of $27.85. The company's shares vacillated between $27.87 and $28.50, before closing the day at $28.38. A total of 1.38 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.56 million. USG Corp.'s shares have advanced 2.20% in the previous three trading sessions and 3.61% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.34% and 2.36% during the respective periods. Moreover, the company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $26.92 and $26.24, respectively. Be sure to read our latest technical research on USG by registering at:
Shares in Owens Corning closed the day at $40.72, up 0.57%, after fluctuating between $40.47 and $41.08 during Tuesday's trading session. A total of 0.73 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.59 million. The company's shares have gained 1.17% in the previous three trading sessions and 3.98% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.34% and 2.36% during the respective periods. Further, Owens Corning's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $37.97 and $39.56, respectively. Sign up and read the complimentary report on OC at:
Vulcan Materials Co.'s stock declined 0.12% on Tuesday, ending the day at $59.42, after oscillating between $58.85 and $59.70 during the trading session. A total of 0.51 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.64 million. Despite Tuesday's decline, the company's shares have gained 12.77% in the previous three months and 5.41% in the last one month, compared to a gain of 9.05% and 2.36% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Furthermore, Vulcan Materials Co.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $60.14 and also above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $56.00 and $51.99, respectively. The free report on VMC can be downloaded by signing up now at:
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