|By PR Newswire||
|December 30, 2013 05:03 PM EST||
LONDON, December 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
On Friday, December 20, 2013, the U.S. equity market finished the day on a higher note as 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 finished at 4,104.74, up 1.15%. The S&P 500 Financials Sector Index edged 0.46% higher, closing at 291.44; and the same gained 2.66% in the previous three trading sessions and 7.29% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 2.10% and 6.84%, during the respective periods. The major movers in the sector included Health Care REIT Inc. (NYSE: HCN), CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CNO), Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI), and Brown & Brown Inc. (NYSE: BRO). AAAResearchReports.com free coverage on HCN, CNO, ORI, and BRO is available upon registration at:
Health Care REIT Inc.'s stock gained 1.01% on Friday, closing the day at $53.11 after oscillating between $52.67 and $53.32 during the trading session. A total of 3.76 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.82 million. The company's shares have lost 1.34% in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 2.10%, during the same period. Additionally, Health Care REIT Inc.'s stock is trading near its 52-week low of $52.43 and also below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $59.78 and $65.14, respectively. Download free technical research on HCN by signing up at:
Shares in CNO Financial Group Inc. fluctuated between $17.15 and $17.51, hitting a new 52-week high of $17.51. The company's shares ended the day at $17.48, up 1.22% from the previous day's closing price of 17.27. A total of 1.82 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.49 million. The company's shares have gained 4.30% in the last one month and 23.19% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 0.75% and 6.84%, during the respective periods. Furthermore, CNO Financial Group Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $16.08 and $13.75, respectively. Register now and get access to free analysis on CNO at:
On Friday, shares in Old Republic Intl. Corp. surged to finish the day at $16.81, up 3.57% from the previous day's closing price of $16.23. The company's shares oscillated between $16.27 and $16.82 during the trading session. A total of 3.97 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.59 million. The company's shares have advanced 4.02% in the previous three trading sessions and 11.25% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 2.10% and 6.84%, during the respective periods. Moreover, Old Republic Intl. Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of 16.57 and 14.46, respectively. Sign up and read our complimentary report on ORI at:
On Friday, Brown & Brown Inc.'s stock ended the day at $30.43, which is 0.60% higher than the previous day's closing price of $30.25. The company's shares vacillated between $30.32 and $30.63 during the trading session. A total of 1.71 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.80 million. The company's shares have gained 2.49% in the previous three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500 which has advanced 2.10%, during the same period. However, Brown & Brown Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $31.63 and $31.97, respectively. The free report on BRO can be downloaded by signing up now at:
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