LONDON, December 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
On Thursday, December 26, 2013, the U.S. equity market edged higher. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,842.02, up 0.47%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,479.88, up 0.75%; and the NASDAQ Composite Index finished at 4,167.18, up 0.28%. The S&P 500 Consumer Staples Sector Index gained 0.44% to end the day at 440.43; the Household Products Sub Industry Index ended at 527.23, up 0.43%; and the S&P 500 Personal Products Sub Industry Index edged 0.21% higher to close at 482.18. The Consumer Staples Sector Index edged 0.36% higher in the previous three trading sessions and 6.11% in the last three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.30% and 8.82% during the respective periods. The major movers in the sector included Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG), Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL), Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP), and Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL). AAAResearchReports.com free coverage on PG, CL, AVP, and EL is available upon registration at:
On Thursday, shares in Procter & Gamble Co. ended the day at $81.76, which is 0.55% higher than the previous day's closing price of $81.31. The company's shares vacillated between $81.29 and $81.89 during the trading session. A total of 5.35 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 8.06 million. The company's shares have gained 4.75% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 8.82%, during the same period. Additionally, Procter & Gamble Co.' stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $79.64. Download free technical research on PG by signing up at:
Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s stock edged 0.19% higher on Thursday, tracking gains in the broader market. The company's shares closed the day at $64.83, after oscillating between $64.49 and $64.87 during the trading session. A total of 1.68 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 3.04 million. The company's shares have gained 0.14% in the previous three trading sessions and 7.35% in the last three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.30% and 8.82% during the respective periods. Further, Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $66.49 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $64.71 and $60.57, respectively. Register now and get access to free analysis on CL at:
On Thursday, Avon Products Inc.'s stock edged higher to end the day at $17.36, up 0.70% from the previous day's closing price of $17.24. The company's shares fluctuated between $17.25 and $17.49 during the trading session. A total of 1.24 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 4.15 million. The company's shares have edged 0.29% higher in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.30% during the same period. Moreover, Avon Products Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $18.44 and $20.88, respectively. Sign up and read our complimentary report on AVP at:
Shares in Estee Lauder Companies Inc. edged 0.03% higher on Thursday, closing the day at $74.64, after trading between $74.19 and $74.93. A total of 0.56 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.37 million. The company's shares have gained 0.39% in the previous three trading sessions and 5.51% in the last three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.30% and 8.82% during the respective periods. Furthermore, Estee Lauder Companies Inc.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $75.77 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $72.70 and $68.99, respectively. The free report on EL can be downloaded by signing up now at:
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