Early Morning Insight: FirstMerit Corp., Nomura Holdings Inc., Associated Banc-Corp, and Bank of Montreal PR Newswire LONDON, October 4, 2013 LONDON, October 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. OnThursday, October 3, 2013, all three benchmark indexes of the US equity market ended lower, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ Composite falling by 0.90%, 0.90%, and 1.07%, respectively. Shares in the financial sector ended mostly on a lower note, tracking losses in the broader market. The major movers included FirstMerit Corporation (NASDAQ: FMER), Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NMR), Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC), and Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Download free technical analysis and charting reports on FMER, NMR, ASBC, and BMO now at: http://www.aaaresearchreports.com/register/ On Thursday, shares in FirstMerit Corp. edged higher, even as the broader market finished on a negative note. The company's shares fluctuated between$21.52 and $21.93before finishing the day 0.14% higher at$21.91. A total of 1.10 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.20 million. The company's shares have advanced 6.51% in the previous three months and 4.53% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 3.92% and 2.37% during the respective periods. Moreover, FirstMerit Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $21.70 and $19.58, respectively. Download free research on FMER today by registering at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/FMER100413.pdf Shares in Nomura Holdings Inc. edged lower to end the day at $7.63, which is 0.78% lower than the previous day's closing price of $7.69. The company's shares fluctuated between $7.55 and $7.73 during the trading session. A total of 0.34 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.54 million. Despite Thursday's decline, Nomura Holdings Inc.'s shares have gained 5.10% in the previous one month, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 2.37% during the same period. Further, the company's stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $7.58. Sign up and have access to our free report on NMR at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/NMR100413.pdf Associated Banc-Corp.'s stock also edged lower on Thursday, extending the losses from the previous trading session. The company's shares closed the day 0.32% lower at$15.50after oscillating between$15.40 and $15.61. A total of 1.35 million shares were traded, which is more than the daily average volume of 1.19 million. The company's shares have gained 0.06% in the previous three trading sessions, compared to a loss of 0.17% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Moreover, Associated Banc-Corp.'s stock is currently trading below its 50-day and 200-day averages of $16.11 and $15.64, respectively. Sign up and read the complimentary report on ASBC at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/ASBC100413.pdf Bank of Montreal's shares fell by 0.37% on Thursday, tracking losses in the broader market. The company's shares oscillated between$66.22 and $66.93before ending the day at$66.55. A total of 0.31 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.42 million. Despite Thursday's decline, the company's shares have gained 15.38% in the previous three months and 5.28% in the last one month, compared to a gain of 3.92% and 2.37% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Moreover, Bank of Montreal's stock is currently trading near its 52-week high of $67.22 as well as above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $64.22 and $61.78, respectively. The free report on BMO can be downloaded by signing up now at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/BMO100413.pdf ---- EDITOR NOTES: 1.This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned. 2.Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by Ananya Ghosh, a CFA charterholder. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. 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Early Morning Insight: FirstMerit Corp., Nomura Holdings Inc., Associated Banc-Corp, and Bank of Montreal
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