AAAResearchReports.com Pre-Market Scrutiny: Rite Aid, CVS Caremark, Walgreen, and GNC Holdings Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. PR Newswire LONDON, December 27, 2013 LONDON, December 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, December 26, 2013, the U.S. equity market edged higher. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,842.02, up 0.47%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,479.88, up 0.75%; and the NASDAQ Composite Index finished at 4,167.18, up 0.28%. The S&P 500 Consumer Staples Sector Index edged 0.44% higher to end the day at 440.43. The S&P 500 Drug Retail Sub Industry Index ended at 937.50, up 0.30%; and the same has edged 2.65% in the last one month and 16.00% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 2.19% and 8.82%, during the respective periods. The major movers in the industry included Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD), CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), Walgreen Company (NYSE: WAG), and GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNC). AAAResearchReports.com initiated preliminary technical research on RAD, CVS, WAG, and GNC. These free reports are accessible by signing today at: http://www.aaaresearchreports.com/register/ On Thursday, shares in Rite Aid Corp. edged lower to end the day at $5.17, down 0.19% from the previous day's closing price of $5.18. The company's shares fluctuated between $5.15 and $5.25 during the trading session. A total of 12.33 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 30.12 million. Despite Thursday's losses, the company's shares have gained 3.61% in the previous three trading sessions and 8.16% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 1.30% and 8.82% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Moreover, Rite Aid Corp.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $3.64. The free technical analysis on RAD is available by signing up at: www.AAAResearchReports.com/RAD122713.pdf Shares in CVS Caremark Corp. edged higher on Thursday, hitting a new 52-week high of $71.40. The company's stock ended the day at $71.28, up 0.42% from the previous day's closing price of $70.98. A total of 2.37 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 5.71 million. The company's shares have gained 7.85% in the last one month and 22.54% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 2.19% and 8.82%, during the respective periods. Moreover, CVS Caremark Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $64.96 and $60.01, respectively. Register now to download free research on CVS at: www.AAAResearchReports.com/CVS122713.pdf On Thursday, Walgreen Co.'s stock finished the day at $57.67, which is 0.10% higher than the previous day's closing price of $57.61. The company's shares vacillated between $57.33 and $57.85 during the trading session. A total of 2.49 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 5.78 million. The company's shares have gained 5.37% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 8.82%, during the same period. Additionally, Walgreen Co.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $51.84. A free report on WAG can be accessed by registering at: www.AAAResearchReports.com/WAG122713.pdf Shares in GNC Holdings Inc. advanced on Thursday, closing the day 0.52% higher at $58.28, after trading between $58.02 and $58.59. A total of 0.28 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.04 million. The company's shares have gained 1.34% in the previous three trading sessions and 7.59% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 1.30% and 8.82% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Furthermore, GNC Holdings Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $50.20. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on GNC for free at: www.AAAResearchReports.com/GNC122713.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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AAAResearchReports.com Pre-Market Scrutiny: Rite Aid, CVS Caremark, Walgreen, and GNC Holdings
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