LONDON, December 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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On Friday, December 20, 2013, the U.S. equity market edged higher. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,818.32, up 0.48%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,221.14, up 0.26%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at 4,104.74, up 1.15%. The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index gained edged 0.13% higher to close the day at 638.04; while the S&P 500 Integrated Oil & Gas Sub Industry Index closed at 602.42, down 0.56%. The S&P 500 Integrated Oil & Gas Sub Industry Index has advanced 2.47% in the previous three trading sessions and 6.13% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 2.10% and 6.84% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. The major movers in the Utilities Sector included Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM), Total S.A. (NYSE: TOT), BP PLC (NYSE: BP), and Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-B). AAAResearchReports.com has released full comprehensive research on XOM, TOT, BP, and RDS-B. These free technical analyses can be downloaded by signing up at:
Shares in Exxon Mobil Corp. edged 0.75% lower on Friday, to close the day at $98.68, after trading between $98.60 and $99.60. A total of 23.33 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 13.12 million. Despite Friday's decline, the company's shares have advanced 3.86% in the last one month and 11.30% in last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.75% and 6.84%, during the respective periods. Furthermore, Exxon Mobil Corp.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $99.95 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $92.59 and $90.47, respectively. A free technical analysis on XOM available by signing up at:
On Friday, Total S.A.'s stock advanced to end the day at $59.54, which is 0.97% higher than the previous day's closing price of $58.97. The company's shares vacillated between $59.17 and $59.79 during the trading session. A total of 0.87 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.11 million. The company's shares have gained 3.37% in the previous three trading sessions and 5.14% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 2.10% and 6.84% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Additionally, Total S.A.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $53.81, respectively. Register today and access free research on TOT at:
BP PLC's stock edged 0.54% higher on Friday, closing the day at $46.86, after oscillating between $46.53 and $46.95. A total of 5.25 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 5.50 million. The company's shares have gained 2.94% in the previous three trading sessions and 10.36% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 2.10% and 6.84%, during the respective periods. Further, BP PLC's stock is trading near its 52-week high of $48.03 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $45.79 and $43.05, respectively. The free report on BP can be downloaded by signing up now at:
On Friday, shares in Royal Dutch Shell PLC edged higher to end the day at $72.86, up 0.21% from the previous day's closing price of $72.71. The company's shares fluctuated between $72.70 and $73.08 during the trading session. A total of 1.32 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.92 million. The company's shares have gained 2.97% in the previous three trading sessions and 5.44% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 2.10% and 6.84% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Moreover, Royal Dutch Shell PLC's stock is trading near its 52-week high of $74.95 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $70.30 and $68.71, respectively. A free report on RDS-B can be accessed by registering at:
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