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On Thursday, December 19, 2013, the U.S. equity market mostly finished on a negative note. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,809.60, down 0.06%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,179.08, up 0.07%; and the NASDAQ Composite Index finished at 4,058.14, down 0.29%. The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index closed the session at 637.23, up 0.22%; and the S&P 500 Energy Equipment & Services Industry Index closed at 599.83, down 0.81%. The S&P 500 Energy Equipment & Services Industry Index has lost 1.08% in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.29% during the same period. Additionally, the S&P 500 Oil, Gas And Consumable Fuels Industry Group Index closed the session 0.45% higher at 654.42. The major movers in the energy sector included Ensco PLC (NYSE: ESV), Key Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: KEG), Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEN), and BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: BBEP). AAAResearchReports.com has released free charting and technical research on these aforementioned companies. Register to read these reports at:
Shares in Ensco PLC declined on Thursday, as the broader market mostly edged lower. The company's shares closed the day 1.00% lower at $55.51, after vacillating between $55.10 and $56.03 during the trading session. A total of 3.93 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 2.20 million. The company's shares have lost 0.04% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 5.07% during the same period. Furthermore, Ensco PLC's stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $58.37 and $58.07, respectively. Sign up for free report on ESV at:
Key Energy Services Inc.'s stock advanced 0.26% on Thursday, ending the day at $7.62, after fluctuating between $7.50 and $7.67 during the trading session. A total of 1.11 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.47 million. The company's shares have advanced 1.06% in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.29% during the same period. However, Key Energy Services Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $7.10. KEG free technical report can be accessed by signing up at:
Patterson-UTI Energy Inc.'s stock vacillated between $24.69 and $25.24 before finishing Thursday's session 0.04% higher at $25.21. A total of 2.94 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 2.66 million. The company's shares have gained 13.91% in the previous three months and 4.09% in the last three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 5.07% and 1.29% during the respective periods. Moreover, Patterson-UTI Energy Inc.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $25.48 and also above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $23.85 and $22.14, respectively. A free report on PTEN can be accessed by registering at:
On Thursday, BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P.'s stock closed the day at $19.90, up 0.91% from the previous day's closing price of $19.72. The company's shares vacillated between $19.56 and $19.91 during the trading session. A total of 1.09 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.97 million. The company's shares have gained 10.68% in the previous three months and 7.92% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 5.07% and 1.22% during the respective periods. Further, BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $19.03 and $18.71, respectively. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on BBEP for free at:
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