LONDON, October 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The U.S. equity market closed on a mixed note on Thursday, October 17, 2013; with the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite posting gains, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended slightly lower. Shares in the Packaging and Containers industry ended on a higher note, even as the broader market fluctuated between gains and losses. Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG), and Bemis Company Inc. (NYSE: BMS), were amongst the major movers. AAAResearchReports.com has released full comprehensive research on GPK, BLL, PKG, and BMS. These free technical analyses can be downloaded by signing up at:
Graphic Packaging Holding Co.'s stock advanced 1.98% on Thursday, extending the gains from the previous trading session. The company's shares ended the day at an intra-day high of $8.76 after fluctuating between $8.54 and $8.76 during the trading session. A total of 1.50 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.24 million. The company's shares have gained 2.82% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 3.11% during the same period. Further, Graphic Packaging Holding Co.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $8.90 and also above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $8.53 and $7.84, respectively. A free technical analysis on GPK available by signing up at:
On Thursday, Ball Corp.'s shares edged higher to end the day at $46.03, which is 1.79% higher than the previous day's closing price of $45.22. The company's shares fluctuated between $45.06 and $46.07 during the trading session. A total of 1.27 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.90 million. Ball Corp.'s shares have advanced 3.53% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 3.11% during the same period. Moreover, the company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $45.14 and $45.10, respectively. Register today and access free research on BLL at:
Packaging Corp. of America's stock surged 4.14% on Thursday, extending the gains from the previous trading session. The company's shares closed the day at $60.92, after oscillating between $58.61 and $61.00 during the trading session. A total of 1.58 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.92 million. The company's shares have gained 4.10% in the last three trading sessions and 17.83% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 1.35% and 3.11% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Furthermore, Packaging Corp. of America's stock is trading near its 52-week high of $61.32 and also above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $55.88 and $48.25, respectively. The free report on PKG can be downloaded by signing up now at:
Shares in Bemis Co. Inc. gained 1.43% on Thursday, even as the broader market fluctuated between gains and losses. The company's shares vacillated between $38.45 and $39.15 before finishing the day at $39.10. A total of 0.70 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.60 million. Bemis Co. Inc.'s stock has gained 1.35% in the previous three trading sessions, at par with the gain in the S&P 500 during the same period. Additionally, the company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average of $39.05. A free report on BMS can be accessed by registering at:
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