LONDON, December 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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On Wednesday, December 18, 2013, the U.S. equity market edged higher. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,810.65, up 1.66%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,167.97, up 1.84%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at 4,070.06, up 1.15%. The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index rose 1.65% to end the day at 635.81; and the S&P 500 Oil, Gas and, Consumable Fuels Industry Group Index ended the day at 651.49, up 1.85%. The S&P 500 Oil, Gas and, Consumable Fuels Industry Group Index has advanced 2.29% in the previous three trading sessions and 3.28% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 1.99% and 4.93% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. The major movers in the industry included Western Refining Inc. (NYSE:WNR), Plains GP Holdings L.P. (NYSE:PAGP), Alon USA Energy Inc. (NYSE:ALJ), and NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS). AAAResearchReports.com has released full comprehensive research on WNR, PAGP, ALJ, and NS. These free technical analyses can be downloaded by signing up at:
Western Refining Inc.'s stock edged 1.28% higher on Wednesday, closing the day at $39.63, after oscillating between $38.70 and $39.93 during the trading session. A total of 1.47 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.66 million. The company's shares have gained 3.34% in the previous three trading sessions and 37.51% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.99% and 4.93%, during the respective periods. Furthermore, Western Refining Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $35.54 and $32.08, respectively. A free technical analysis on WNR available by signing up at:
On Wednesday, shares in Plains GP Holdings L.P. advanced to end the day at $24.57, which is 2.12% higher than the previous day's closing price of $24.06. The company's shares vacillated between $23.86 and $24.60 during the trading session. A total of 1.67 million shares were traded. The company's shares have advanced 0.08% in the previous three trading sessions and 9.05% in the last one month, compared to a gain of 1.99% and 1.07% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Additionally, Plains GP Holdings L.P.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $24.95. Register today and access free research on PAGP at:
Shares in Alon USA Energy Inc. advanced on Wednesday, to finish the day at $15.24, up 1.87% from the previous day's closing price of $14.96. The company's shares fluctuated between $14.71 and $15.30 during the trading session. A total of 0.59 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.94 million. The company's shares have surged 20.38% in the last one month and 38.42% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.07% and 4.93%, during the respective periods. Moreover, Alon USA Energy Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $12.32 and $14.29, respectively. The free report on ALJ can be downloaded by signing up now at:
On Wednesday, NuStar Energy L.P.'s stock declined, even as the broader market posted gains. The company's shares closed the day 2.16% lower at $48.96, after trading between $48.87 and $50.00. A total of 1.24 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.57 million. Despite Wednesday's losses, the company's shares have gained 2.28% in the last one month and 29.39% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.07% and 4.93%, during the respective periods. Further, NuStar Energy L.P.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $46.26 and $46.30, respectively. A free report on NS can be accessed by registering at:
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