LONDON, December 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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On Wednesday, December 18, 2013, the U.S. equity market posted gains. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,810.65, up 1.66%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,167.97, up 1.84%; and the NASDAQ Composite Index finished at 4,070.06, up 1.15%. The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Sector Index closed the session at 519.30, up 1.57%; and the same has gained 1.95% in the previous three trading sessions and 6.75% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.99% and 4.93% during the respective periods. The major movers in the consumer discretionary sector included The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE: LPX), KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR), and Entravision Communications Corp. (NYSE: EVC). AAAResearchReports.com initiated preliminary technical research on GPS, LPX, KAR, and EVC. These free reports are accessible by signing today at:
On Wednesday, The Gap Inc.'s stock closed the day at $38.58, up 0.86% from the previous day's closing price of $38.25. The company's shares vacillated between $38.01 and $38.77 during the trading session. A total of 5.21 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 4.81 million. The company's shares have advanced 0.23% in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.99% during the same period. Moreover, The Gap Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $39.11 and $40.24, respectively. The free technical analysis on GPS is available by signing up at:
Shares in Louisiana-Pacific Corp. rallied on Wednesday, tracking gain in the US equity market. The company's shares ended the day 4.27% higher at $18.05, after fluctuating between $17.33 and $18.30 during the trading session. A total of 6.51 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 2.51 million. The company's shares have gained 6.11% in the previous three trading sessions and 14.60% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.99% and 1.07% during the respective periods. Furthermore, Louisiana-Pacific Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $16.68 and $17.56, respectively. Register now to download free research on LPX at:
KAR Auction Services Inc.'s stock declined on Wednesday, even as the US equity market ended higher. The company's shares finished the day 0.91% lower at $28.26, after oscillating between $28.10 and $29.04 during the trading session. A total of 2.81 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.73 million. The company's shares have advanced 0.64% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 4.93% in the S&P 500 during the same period. However, KAR Auction Services Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $25.15. A free report on KAR can be accessed by registering at:
Entravision Communications Corp.'s stock edged 0.18% higher on Wednesday, ending the day at $5.72, after vacillating between $5.57 and $5.87 during the trading session. A total of 0.60 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.77 million. The company's shares have surged 10.19% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 4.93% during the same period. Additionally, Entravision Communications Corp.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $5.14. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on EVC for free at:
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