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SOURCE AAA Research Reports
LONDON, October 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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The U.S. equity market closed on a mixed note on Thursday, October 17, 2013. The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite gained 0.67% and 0.62%, respectively, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell marginally by 0.01%. Shares in the general building materials industry mostly ended on higher note, even as the broader market ended on a mixed note. The major movers included Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), and Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC). AAAResearchReports.com has released free charting and technical research on these aforementioned companies. Register to read these reports at:
Masco Corp.'s stock advanced on Thursday, reversing most of the losses from the previous trading session. The company's shares closed the day at $19.75, up 1.86%, after fluctuating between $19.11 and $19.83 during the trading session. A total of 4.78 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 4.29 million. Despite Thursday's gains, the company's stock has fallen by 2.61% in the previous three trading sessions, compared to a gain of 1.35% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Further, Masco Corp.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $20.19 and $19.92, respectively. Sign up for free report on MAS at:
Shares Owens Corning edged higher on Thursday, even as the broader market ended on a mixed note. The company's shares traded between $37.92 and $38.91 before ending the day 1.44% higher at $38.84. A total of 1.15 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.79 million. The company's shares have advanced 0.86% in the previous three trading sessions, compared to a gain of 1.35% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Moreover, Owens Corning's stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $38.33. OC free technical report can be accessed by signing up at:
USG Corp.'s stock declined on Thursday, extending the losses from the previous trading session. The company's shares closed the day at $26.57, down 1.59%, after vacillating between $26.00 and $26.88 during the trading session. A total of 3.76 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.65 million. Despite Thursday's losses, USG Corp.'s stock has gained 2.75% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 3.11% the S&P 500 during the same period. Additionally, the company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average of $26.09. A free report on USG can be accessed by registering at:
On Thursday, Vulcan Materials Co.'s stock rose 0.70%, extending the gains from the previous trading session. The company's shares closed the day at $52.00, after oscillating between $51.09 and $52.08. A total of 0.81 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.60 million. The company's shares have gained 0.15% in the last one month and 4.04% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 1.67% and 3.11% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Furthermore, Vulcan Materials Co.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $50.44 and $51.67, respectively. Register with AAAResearchReports.com and download research on VMC for free at:
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