Before the Bell Scans: Itau Unibanco Holding S.A., AFLAC Inc., Healthcare Trust of America Inc., and The Bank Of Nova Scotia

  Before the Bell Scans: Itau Unibanco Holding S.A., AFLAC Inc., Healthcare
              Trust of America Inc., and The Bank Of Nova Scotia

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LONDON, October 11, 2013

LONDON, October 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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The U.S. equity market finished on a positive note on Thursday, October 10,
2013, as all three benchmark indexes rallied. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones
Industrial Average gained 2.18% each, while and the NASDAQ Composite rose
2.26%. Shares in the financial sector ended on a higher note, as the broader
market rallied. The major movers in the sector included Itau Unibanco Holding
S.A. (NYSE: ITUB), Aflac Inc. (NYSE: AFL), Healthcare Trust of America Inc.
(NYSE: HTA), and Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS). All these companies are
tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research on ITUB, AFL, HTA,
and BNS can be downloaded upon signing up at:

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Shares in Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. surged 3.04% on Thursday, extending their
gains from previous trading session. The company's stock ended the day at an
intra-day high of $14.89 after fluctuating between $14.48 and $14.89 during
the trading session. A total of 13.85 million shares were traded, which is
above the daily average volume of 11.23 million. The company's shares have
surged 25.87% in the previous three months and 9.24% in the last one month,
compared to a gain of 2.42% and 0.51% in the S&P 500 during the respective
periods. Furthermore, Itau Unibanco Holding S.A.'s stock is trading above its
50-day and 200-day moving averages of $13.24 and $14.56, respectively. Sign up
today to read free research report on ITUB at:

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Aflac Inc.'s stock gained 2.14% on Thursday, tracking gains in the broader
market. The company's shares ended the day at$63.61after fluctuating
between$62.96 and$63.65. A total of 1.60 million shares were traded, which
is below the daily average volume of 1.94 million. Aflac Inc.'s shares have
gained 6.16% in the last one month and 8.74% in the previous three months,
outperforming the S&P 500 which has advanced 0.51% and 2.42% during the
respective periods. Moreover, the company's stock is trading near its 52-week
high of $63.94 and also above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $61.04
and $55.56, respectively. Register to download free technical analysis on AFL
at:

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On Thursday, Healthcare Trust of America Inc.'s stock ended the session 1.89%
higher than the previous day's price of $10.57. The company's shares
oscillated between $10.58 and $10.82 before closing the day at $10.77. A total
of 0.79 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of
1.33 million. The company's shares have advanced 1.13% in the previous one
month, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 0.51% during the same
period. Additionally, Healthcare Trust of America Inc.'s stock is trading
above its 50-day moving average of $10.64. A free report on HTA can be
accessed by registering at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/HTA101113.pdf

Shares in Bank of Nova Scotia advanced 1.29% on Thursday, as the U.S. equity
market rallied. The company's shares ended the day at$57.47 after fluctuating
between$57.00 and$57.66. A total of 0.37 million shares were traded, which
is less than the daily average volume of 0.48 million. Bank of Nova Scotia's
shares have gained 8.39% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P
500 which has gained 2.42% during the same period. Moreover, the company's
stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $56.75 and
$57.11, respectively. Register with AAA Research Reports and download the
research on BNS for free at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/BNS101113.pdf

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