Before the Bell Scans: Whiting Petroleum, Concho Resources, Bill Barrett, and Rowan Cos. PR Newswire LONDON, December 31, 2013 LONDON, December 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. On Monday, December 30, 2013, the U.S. equity market fluctuated between gains and losses. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,841.07, down 0.02%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,504.29, up 0.16%; and the NASDAQ Composite Index finished at 4,154.20, down 0.06%. The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index closed the session at 645.77, down 0.80%; and the S&P 500 Oil, Gas and Consumable fuels Industry Group Index closed 0.81% lower at 661.73. The S&P 500 Oil, Gas And Consumable Fuels Industry Group Index gained 0.54% in the previous three trading sessions and 2.73% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.42% and 1.95% during the respective periods. Additionally, the S&P 500 Energy Equipment & Services Industry Index closed 0.75% lower at 614.00. The major movers in the Energy Sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp.(NYSE: WLL), Concho Resources Inc.(NYSE: CXO), Bill Barrett Corp.(NYSE: BBG), and Rowan Cos. PLC (NYSE: RDC). AAAResearchReports.com has released full comprehensive research on WLL, CXO, BBG, and RDC. These free technical analyses can be downloaded by signing up at: http://www.aaaresearchreports.com/register/ On Monday, shares in Whiting Petroleum Corp. fell 1.99%, even as the broader market fluctuated between gains and losses. The company's shares closed the day at $60.54, after vacillating between $60.34 and $62.31 during the trading sessions. A total of 0.89 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume 2.36 million. The company's shares have advanced 1.15% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 9.49% in the S&P 500 during the same period. However, Whiting Petroleum Corp.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $53.50. A free technical analysis on WLL available by signing up at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/WLL123113.pdf Concho Resources Inc.'s stock declined 1.66% on Monday, closing at $106.46, after fluctuating between $106.08 and $108.91 during the trading session. A total of 0.67 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.30 million. The company's shares have gained 2.43% in the previous one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.95% during the same period. Further, Concho Resources Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $96.14. Register today and access free research on CXO at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/CXO123113.pdf On Monday, Bill Barrett Corp.'s stock finished the day at $27.37, down 2.18% from the previous day's closing price of $27.98. The company's shares oscillated between $27.34 and $28.50 during the trading session. A total of 0.59 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.15 million. The company's shares have gained 9.00% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 9.49% during the same period. Despite Monday's pullback, Bill Barrett Corp.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $23.46. The free report on BBG can be downloaded by signing up now at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/BBG123113.pdf Shares in Rowan Companies PLC ended the day 0.52% lower at$34.61 on Monday. The company's shares fluctuated between$34.51 and$35.10 during the trading session. A total of 0.88 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.19 million. The company's shares have advanced 0.73% in the previous three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.42% during the same period. However, Rowan Cos. 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Before the Bell Scans: Whiting Petroleum, Concho Resources, Bill Barrett, and Rowan Cos.