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On Friday, December 20, 2013, the U.S. equity market posted gains. 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 Index finished at 4,104.74, up 1.15%. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index edged 0.25% higher to close the session at 284.16; and the S&P 500 Chemicals Industry Index gained 0.36% to finish at 455.65. The S&P 500 chemicals industry index has gained 1.21% in the previous one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.75% during the same period. Additionally, the S&P 500 Oil, Gas and Consumable fuels Industry Group Index edged 0.04% lower to close at 654.13. The major movers in the materials sector included Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON), Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU), Ferro Corp. (NYSE: FOE), and Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ). AAAResearchReports.com has released full comprehensive research on MON, AGU, FOE, and WPZ. These free technical analyses can be downloaded by signing up at:
Monsanto Co.'s stock hit a new 52-week high of $114.83 on Friday, before closing the day 0.07% lower at $113.73. The company's stock fluctuated between $113.23 and $114.83 during the trading session. A total of 4.11 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 2.58 million. The company's shares have gained 7.24% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 6.84% during the same period. Moreover, Monsanto Co.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $109.24 and $104.38, respectively. A free technical analysis on MON available by signing up at:
Agrium Inc.'s stock edged 0.04% higher on Friday, ending the day at $90.64, after vacillating between $90.41 and $91.24 during the trading session. A total of 1.05 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.01 million. The company's shares have advanced 2.01% in the previous one month, compared to a gain of 0.75% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Furthermore, Agrium Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $88.47 and $89.82, respectively. Register today and access free research on AGU at:
Shares in Ferro Corp. gained 1.05% on Friday, finishing the day at $12.49, after oscillating between $12.34 and $12.79 during the trading session. A total of 1.89 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.94 million. The company's shares have rallied 39.55% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 6.84% during the same period. Further, Ferro Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $12.47 and $8.59, respectively. The free report on FOE can be downloaded by signing up now at:
On Friday, Williams Partners L.P.'s stock ended the day at an intra-day high of $49.77, up 1.53% from the previous day's closing price of $49.02. The company's shares vacillated between $48.80 and $49.77 during the trading session. A total of 1.80 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.67 million. The company's shares have gained 1.51% in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 2.10% during the same period. Moreover, Williams Partners L.P.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $50.75 and $50.93, respectively. A free report on WPZ can be accessed by registering at:
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