LONDON, October 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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The U.S. equity market posted significant gains on Thursday, October 10, 2013. All three benchmark indexes rose, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing the day 2.18% higher each, and the NASDAQ Composite gaining 2.26%. Shares in the basic materials-chemicals sector ended on a mixed note, even as the broader market finished on a positive note. The major movers in the sector included Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON), Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU), Ferro Corporation (NYSE: FOE), and Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Download free technical analysis and charting reports on MON, AGU, FOE, and WPZ now at:
Shares in Monsanto Co. advanced on Thursday, extending the gains from the previous trading session. The company's shares closed the day at $105.18, up 1.57%, after fluctuating between $104.20 and $105.47 during the trading session. A total of 2.77 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.84 million. The company's shares have gained 2.38% in the previous one month and 3.64% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 0.51% and 2.42% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Further, Monsanto Co.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $100.68 and $102.11, respectively. Download free research on MON today by registering at:
Agrium Inc.'s stock declined on Thursday, extending the losses from the previous trading session. The company's shares fluctuated between $82.40 and $84.66 before finishing the day 1.26% lower at $82.40. A total of 2.99 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.06 million. The company's stock has lost 6.08% in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 0.98% during the same period. Additionally, Agrium Inc.'s shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $86.48 and $95.59, respectively. Sign up and have access to our free report on AGU at:
Shares in Ferro Corp. edged higher on Thursday, hitting a new 52-week high of $9.85. The company's shares finished the day at $9.70, up 0.73% from the previous day's closing price of $9.63. The company's shares oscillated between $9.60 and $9.85 during the trading session. A total of 0.56 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.66 million. The company's stock has surged 18.15% in the last one month and 45.43% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 0.51% and 2.42% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Moreover, Ferro Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $8.06 and $6.71, respectively. Sign up and read the complimentary report on FOE at:
On Thursday, shares in Williams Partners L.P. ended slightly lower, even as the broader market posted gains. The company's shares fluctuated between $51.90 and $52.61 before finishing the day 0.06% lower at $52.03. A total of 0.42 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.81 million. The company's shares have gained 2.66% in the previous one month, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 0.51% during the same period. Moreover, Williams Partners L.P.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $50.59 and $50.81, respectively. The free report on WPZ can be downloaded by signing up now at:
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