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Materials Sector Equities Technical Data -- Research on Airgas, Ashland, Vulcan Materials, and Martin Marietta Materials

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The trading session on Friday, April 04, 2014 ended on a negative note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 16,412.71, down 0.96%, and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,127.73, down 2.60%. The S&P 500 finished the session 1.25% lower at 1,865.09. The losses were broad based as nine out of ten sectors posted losses. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index finished the day at 298.58, down 1.30%, while the same has gained 4.09% in last three months. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Airgas Inc. (NYSE: ARG), Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), Vulcan Materials Co. (NYSE: VMC) and Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE: MLM). Free technical research on ARG, ASH, VMC and MLM can be downloaded upon signing up at:

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On Friday, shares in Airgas Inc. declined 1.36% to close the day at $106.40. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.42 million shares as compared to a three months average volume of 0.50 million shares. The stock oscillated between $106.33 and $108.44 during the trading session. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 22.51. Airgas Inc.'s shares have declined 1.02% in the previous three trading sessions, 1.57% in the last one month and 4.87% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $106.18 and $105.92, respectively. Moreover, the stock has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 46.84. Sign up today to read free research on ARG at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/861-ARG-07Apr2014.pdf


Ashland Inc.'s shares finished the session 1.38% lower at $97.60. A total of 0.76 million shares were traded, which is below the three months average volume of 0.78 million shares. The company's shares traded at a PE ratio of 9.78. The stock fluctuated between $97.02 and $99.73 during the session. Ashland Inc.'s stock has advanced 0.77% in the last one month and 0.58% on YTD basis, while the same has fallen by 2.79% in the previous three trading sessions. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $95.50 and $91.63, respectively. Furthermore, the stock has an RSI of 51.52. Sign up today to read free research on ASH at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/861-ASH-07Apr2014.pdf


Shares in Vulcan Materials Co. reported a trading volume of 1.42 million shares, as compared with a three months average volume of 1.04 million shares. The stock ended the day at $66.33, down 0.02% and at an intraday range of $65.67 and $68.29. Vulcan Materials Co.'s shares have lost 0.23% in the previous three trading sessions and 2.44% in the last month, while the stock has advanced 11.63% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $65.37 and $56.02, respectively. Further, the stock has an RSI of 51.71. Sign up today to read free research on VMC at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/861-VMC-07Apr2014.pdf


Martin Marietta Materials Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 1.65 million shares, as compared with a three months average volume of 0.78 million shares. The stock ended the day at $127.70, up 2.41%, hitting a new 52-week high of $130.00. The company's shares vacillated between $124.77 and $130.00 during the session. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 49.12. Martin Marietta Materials Inc.'s shares have gained 5.62% in the last one month and 27.78% on YTD basis, while the same has edged lower by 0.31% in the previous three trading sessions. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $118.89 and $104.38, respectively. Additionally, shares of the company have an RSI of 60.72. Sign up today to read free research on MLM at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/861-MLM-07Apr2014.pdf


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