AAAResearchReports.com Pre-Market Scrutiny: Rite Aid, CVS Caremark, Walgreen,
and GNC Holdings
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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
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:
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:
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:
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:
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