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|December 30, 2013 08:00 AM EST||
LONDON, December 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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On Friday, December 27, 2013, the US equity market closed on a lower note. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,841.40, down 0.03%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,478.41, down 0.01%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at 4,156.59, down 0.25%. The S&P 500 Consumer Staples Sector Index edged 0.25% higher to end the day at 441.54. The Tobacco Sub Industry Index ended the day at 821.42, up 0.59%; and the same has advanced 1.67% in the last one month and 4.43% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 1.97% and 9.51% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. The major movers in the industry included Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), Philip Morris International. Inc. (NYSE: PM), Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI), and Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research on MO, PM, RAI, and LO can be downloaded upon signing up at:
On Friday, Altria Group Inc.'s stock edged higher to end the day at $38.31, up 0.16% from the previous day's closing price of $38.25. The company's shares oscillated between $38.21 and $38.46 during the trading session. A total of 4.27 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 7.55 million. The company's shares have gained 3.60% in the last one month and 10.37% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.97% and 9.51%, during the respective periods. Furthermore, Altria Group Inc.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $38.58, and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $37.31 and $35.90, respectively. Sign up and read the complimentary report on MO at:
Shares in Philip Morris International Inc. advanced on Friday, even as the broader market posted losses. The company's shares closed the day 0.85% higher at $86.74, after trading between $86.09 and $86.93. A total of 3.05 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 4.89 million. The company's shares have gained 1.75% in the previous three trading sessions and 1.40% in the last one month, compared to a gain of 0.73% and 1.97% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Further, Philip Morris International Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $87.59 and $89.37, respectively. The free report on PM can be downloaded by signing up now at:
On Friday's, shares in Reynolds American Inc. finished the day at $49.90, which is 0.85% higher than the previous day's closing price of $49.48. The company's shares vacillated between $49.57 and $49.96 during the trading session. A total of 1.33 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.73 million. The company's shares have gained 2.13% in the previous three trading sessions and 1.13% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 0.73% and 9.51% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Moreover, Reynolds American Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $48.83. A free report on RAI can be accessed by registering at:
Lorillard Inc.'s stock edged 0.22% higher on Friday, closing the day at $50.53. The company's shares fluctuated between $50.51 and $50.86 during the trading session. A total of 1.65 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 3.01 million. The company's shares have gained 0.66% in the previous three trading sessions and 11.72% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 0.73% and 9.51% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Additionally, Lorillard Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $45.22. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on LO for free at:
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