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Analyst Scanner on Materials Sector Equities -- Research on Vulcan Materials, Headwaters, E.I. du Pont de Nemours, and Airgas

LONDON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Thursday, May 01, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,127.45, up 0.31%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.13% lower at 16,558.87, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,883.68, down 0.01%. During the trading session, five out of ten sectors finished positive. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index ended the day at 298.51, down 0.63%, and the index has gained 7.36% in the previous three months. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC), Headwaters Inc. (NYSE: HW), E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (NYSE: DD) and Airgas Inc. (NYSE: ARG). Free technical research on VMC, HW, DD and ARG can be downloaded upon signing up at:

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On Thursday, Vulcan Materials Co.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 2.27 million shares, higher than its three months average volume of 1.01 million shares. The stock finished the day at $64.78, which is 0.39% above its previous day's closing price of $64.53, and registered an intraday range of $64.38 and $66.14. Vulcan Materials Co.'s shares have advanced 4.67% in the past three trading sessions and 4.94% in the previous three months. Also, the stock has rallied 9.02% from the beginning of this year. Furthermore, the company's stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $57.39. Additionally, Shares of the company have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 50.18. Sign up today to read free research on VMC at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/2032-VMC-02May2014.pdf

Shares in Headwaters Inc. fluctuated between $12.10 and $12.53 before ending the session 0.88% lower at $12.37, on Thursday. Headwaters Inc.'s stock reported a trading volume of 0.68 million shares, below its three months average volume of 0.74 million shares. Headwaters Inc.'s shares have rallied 8.13% in the past three trading sessions and 11.24% in the last three months. Also, the company stock has surged 26.35% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average. The stocks 50-day moving average of $12.53 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $10.32. Moreover, shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 63.81 and have an RSI of 52.15. Sign up today to read free research on HW at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/2032-HW-02May2014.pdf

On Thursday, shares in E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. declined 0.83%, to close the day at $66.76, after oscillating between $66.36 and $67.21. The stock recorded a trading volume of 3.55 million shares, which is below its three months average volume of 4.29 million shares. Over the last one month, shares in E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. have lost 2.00%. However, over the past three months and from the beginning of 2014, the company's stock has advanced 9.42% and 2.76%, respectively. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The company stock's 50-day moving average of $66.68 is above its 200-day moving average of $61.95. Further, the stock traded at a PE ratio of 18.58 and has an RSI of 48.96. Sign up today to read free research on DD at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/2032-DD-02May2014.pdf

Airgas Inc.'s stock finished the Thursday's session 3.68% lower at $102.35. A total of 2.16 million shares were traded, which was much above its three months average volume of 0.50 million shares. The stock moved between $101.36 and $105.00 during the session. Over the last one month and previous three months, Airgas Inc.'s shares have fallen by 4.91% and 0.86%, respectively. Additionally, the stock has declined 8.49% since the start of this year. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 200-day moving average of $106.71 is greater than its 50-day moving average of $106.65. Airgas Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 21.52 and has an RSI of 33.53. Sign up today to read free research on ARG at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/2032-ARG-02May2014.pdf


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