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On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, the U.S. equity market finished on a negative note. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,781.00, down 0.31%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 15,875.26, down 0.06%; and the NASDAQ Composite Index finished at 4,023.68, down 0.14%. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index gained 0.52% to close the session at 279.08; and the S&P 500 Metals & Mining Industry Index edged 0.29% higher to close at 130.19. The S&P 500 Metals & Mining Industry Index has gained 1.38% in the previous three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.31% during the same period. Additionally, the S&P 500 Oil, Gas and Consumable fuels Industry Group Index closed 0.50% lower at 639.68. The major movers in the industry included Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (NYSE: TRQ), US Silica Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SLCA), Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO), and Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research on TRQ, SLCA, RIO, and CLD can be downloaded upon signing up at:
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd's stock edged 0.31% lower on Tuesday, tracking losses in the US equity market. The company's shares finished the day at $3.22, after oscillating between $3.16 and $3.26 during the trading session. A total of 3.10 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 4.34 million. The company's shares have advanced 1.23% in the previous one month, compared to a loss of 0.96% in the S&P 500 during the same period. However, Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd's stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $3.41 and $4.26, respectively. Sign up today to read free research report on TRQ at:
US Silica Holdings Inc.'s stock declined 1.15% on Tuesday, ending the day at $31.88, after vacillating between $31.01 and $32.60 during the trading session. A total of 1.22 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.73 million. Despite Tuesday's pullback, the company's shares have surged 27.37% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 4.47% during the same period. Additionally, US Silica Holdings Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $25.31. Register to download free technical analysis on SLCA at:
On Tuesday, Rio Tinto PLC's stock closed the day at $53.01, up 1.11% from the previous day's closing price of $52.43. The company's shares fluctuated between $52.61 and $53.26 during the trading session. A total of 2.76 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 2.44 million. The company's shares have advanced 1.82% in the previous three trading sessions and 5.39% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.31% and 4.47% during the respective periods. Furthermore, Rio Tinto PLC's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $51.77 and $47.55, respectively. A free report on RIO can be accessed by registering at:
Cloud Peak Energy Inc.'s stock ended the day 2.00% lower at $17.13, after fluctuating between $16.89 and $17.51 during Tuesday's trading session. A total of 0.90 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.75 million. Despite Tuesday's losses, the company's shares have gained 10.44% in the previous three months and 3.13% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 4.47% and has lost 0.96% during the respective periods. Moreover, Cloud Peak Energy Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $16.13 and $17.03, respectively. Register with AAA Research Reports and download the research on CLD for free at:
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