LONDON, December 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
On Thursday, December 26, 2013, the U.S. equity market finished on positive note. 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 Utilities Sector Index edged 0.41% lower to close the session at 191.86; and the S&P 500 Electric Utilities Sub Industry Index closed at 213.76, down 0.46%. The S&P 500 Electric Utilities Sub Industry Index has lost 0.60% in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.30% during the same period. Additionally, the S&P 500 Multi-Utilities Sub Industry Index closed 0.47% lower at 25.50. The major movers in the utilities sector included Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL), PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL), Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM), and Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC). AAAResearchReports.com initiated preliminary technical research on XEL, PPL, POM, and WEC. These free reports are accessible by signing today at:
Xcel Energy Inc.'s stock closed the day at $27.83, down 0.54% from the previous day's closing price of $27.98. On Thursday, the company's shares vacillated between $27.73 and $28.07 during the trading session. A total of 1.84 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 3.37 million. The company's shares have lost 0.18% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 8.82% during the same period. Moreover, Xcel Energy Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $28.38 and $28.93, respectively. The free technical analysis on XEL is available by signing up at:
PPL Corp.'s stock declined 0.37% on Thursday, even as the broader market posted gains. The company's shares finished the day at $29.75, after oscillating between $29.65 and $29.87 during the trading session. A total of 1.76 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume 4.42 million. The company's shares have advanced 0.24% in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.30% during the same period. Further, PPL Corp.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $30.30 and $30.70, respectively. Register now to download free research on PPL at:
Pepco Holdings Inc.'s stock edged 0.26% lower on Thursday, ending the day at $18.95, after fluctuating between $18.80 and $19.07 during the trading session. A total of 1.37 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.91 million. The company's shares have gained 2.71% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 8.82% during the same period. Furthermore, Pepco Holdings Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $19.06 and 19.98, respectively. A free report on POM can be accessed by registering at:
Shares in Wisconsin Energy Corp. fell 0.70% on Thursday, closing the day at $41.22, after vacillating between $41.10 and $41.55 during the trading session. A total of 0.75 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.69 million. The company's shares have advanced 1.13% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 8.82% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Moreover, Wisconsin Energy Corp.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $41.70 and $41.84, respectively. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on WEC for free at:
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