LONDON, December 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
On Thursday, December 19, 2013, the US equity market finished on a mixed 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 finished at 4,058.14, down 0.29%. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index ended the day at 283.46, down 0.25%; shares in the S&P 500 Diversified Chemicals Sub-Industry Index gained 0.80% to close at 286.43 and the same has gained 4.65% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.22% during the same period. The major movers in the industry included The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (NYSE: DD), Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN), and FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC). AAAResearchReports.com has completed their technical analysis on DOW, DD, HUN, and FMC and these free reports are accessible by registering at:
The Dow Chemical Co.'s shares ended higher on Thursday, tracking profits in the broader market. The company's shares closed at $43.90, up 0.90%, after oscillating between $43.06 and $44.57 during the trading session. A total of 13.25 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 8.55 million. The company's shares have gained 10.58% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.22% during the same period. Furthermore, The Dow Chemical Co.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $44.57 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $40.04 and $36.23, respectively. Sign up for free technical research on DOW at:
On Thursday, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.'s stock edged 0.84% higher, closing the day at $62.71, after vacillating between $61.78 and $62.74 during the trading session. A total of 4.28 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 3.94 million. The company's shares have gained 3.07% in the previous three trading sessions, compared to the S&P 500, which has gained 1.29% during the same period. Moreover, EI du Pont de Nemours & Co.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $62.74 and also above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $60.70 and $56.29, respectively. Be sure to read our latest technical research on DD by registering at:
Huntsman Corp.'s stock declined on Thursday, closing the day at $23.77, which is 0.08% lower than the previous day's closing price of $23.79. The company's shares fluctuated between $23.70 and $23.95 during the trading session. A total of 1.24 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 3.58 million. The company's shares have surged 16.63% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 5.07% during the same period. Furthermore, Huntsman Corp.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $24.09 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $22.73 and $19.53, respectively. Sign up and read the complimentary report on HUN at:
FMC Corp.'s stock finished 0.41% higher on Thursday. The company's shares fluctuated between $72.49 and $73.17 before closing the day at $73.02. A total of 1.53 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.67 million. The company's shares have lost 0.67% in the last one month, underperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.22% during the same period. However, FMC Corp.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $65.80. The free report on FMC can be downloaded by signing up now at:
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