LONDON, December 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
On Monday, December 02, 2013, the U.S. equity market ended on a lower note, the S&P 500 ended the day at 1,800.90, down 0.27%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,008.77, down 0.48%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at 4,045.26, down 0.36%. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index Sector Index fell 0.20% to end the day at 278.32, and the same gained 1.11% in the last one month and 9.39% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 2.23% and 10.28% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. The major movers in the sector included QEP Resources Inc. (NYSE: QEP), North American Palladium Ltd (NYSE MKT: PAL), Linn Energy LLC (NASDAQ: LINE), and RPC Inc. (NYSE: RES). AAAResearchReports.com initiated preliminary technical research on QEP, PAL, LINE, and RES. These free reports are accessible by signing today at:
Shares in QEP Resources Inc. advanced on Monday, finishing the day at $32.32, up 0.94% from the previous day's closing price of $32.02. The company's shares vacillated between $31.89 and $32.51 during the trading session. A total of 1.48 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.95 million. The company's shares have gained 18.30% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 10.28%, during the same period. Additionally, QEP Resources Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $31.10 and $29.82, respectively. The free technical analysis on QEP is available by signing up at:
On Monday, shares in North American Palladium Ltd plummeted to end the day at $0.46, which is 3.56% lower than the previous day's closing price of $0.47. The company's shares fluctuated between $0.44 and $0.49 during the trading session. A total of 2.76 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.34 million. The company's shares have fallen by 2.92% in the previous three trading sessions, compared to a loss of 0.10% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Moreover, North American Palladium Ltd's stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $0.82 and $1.12, respectively. Register now to download free research on PAL at:
Linn Energy LLC's stock vacillated between $30.00 and $30.59 before closing Monday's session 1.38% lower at the intra-day low of $30.00. A total of 1.41 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.13 million. Despite Monday's decline, the company's shares have gained 24.43% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 10.28%, during the same period. Additionally, Linn Energy LLC's stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $28.10. A free report on LINE can be accessed by registering at:
On Monday, RPC Inc.'s stock edged 0.57% higher even as the broader market posted losses. The company's shares ended the day at $17.77, after trading between $17.53 and $17.99. A total of 0.28 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.53 million. The company's shares have gained 24.44% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 10.28%, during the same period. Furthermore, RPC Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $17.04 and $15.11, respectively. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on RES for free at:
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