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Materials Sector Stocks Coverage -- Martin Marietta Materials, Agrium, CF Industries Holdings, Intrepid Potash, and Ashland

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LONDON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --


On Thursday, July 17, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,363.45, down 1.41%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.94% lower at 16,976.81, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,958.12, down 1.18%. The losses were broad based as all the ten sectors edged lower. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index ended the day at 313.17, down 0.48%, while the index has advanced 1.34% in the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE: MLM), Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU), CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CF), Intrepid Potash Inc. (NYSE: IPI), and Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at:  

http://investor-edge.com/register

On Thursday, Martin Marietta Materials Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 0.57 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 1.01 million shares. The stock finished the day at $128.17, down 1.21%, and registered an intraday range of $127.89 and $129.86. Martin Marietta Materials Inc.'s shares have declined 1.97% in the last one month. However, the stock has surged 2.09% in the previous three months and 28.25% on YTD basis. Furthermore, the company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $126.35 is above its 200-day moving average of $113.65. Additionally, shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 45.07 and have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 53.30. Sign up and read the free notes on MLM at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/MLM-18Jul2014

Agrium Inc.'s stock advanced 0.77%, to close Thursday's session at $91.24, after oscillating between $89.84 and $91.81. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.88 million shares, above its three months average volume of 0.56 million shares. Over the past three trading sessions, Agrium Inc.'s shares have gained 1.76%. However, over the last one month and from the beginning of 2014, the company's stock has fallen by 1.40% and 0.26%, respectively. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average. The company stock's 50-day moving average of $91.37 is above its 200-day moving average of $90.78. Further, the company's stock traded at a PE ratio of 14.60 and has an RSI of 48.22. The complimentary notes on AGU can be downloaded as in PDF format at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/AGU-18Jul2014

On Thursday, CF Industries Holdings Inc.'s stock finished the session 2.25% higher at $250.85. A total of 1.53 million shares were traded, which was above its three months average volume of 0.65 million shares. The stock moved between $243.75 and $255.28 during the session. Over the past three trading sessions and last one month, CF Industries Holdings Inc.'s shares have gained 4.06% and 3.85%, respectively. Also, the stock has gone up 7.64% since the start of this year. The company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $243.03 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $235.71. CF Industries Holdings Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 18.15 and has an RSI of 55.29. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on CF at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/CF-18Jul2014

Shares in Intrepid Potash Inc. fluctuated between $14.70 and $15.00 before ending Thursday's session down 0.74%, at $14.80. The company's stock reported a trading volume of 1.17 million shares, above its three months average volume of 0.70 million shares. Further, shares of Intrepid Potash Inc. have lost 0.60% over the past three trading sessions and 12.63% over the last one month. Also, the stock has plummeted 6.57% on YTD basis. The stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $16.30 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $15.63. Moreover, shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 151.82 and have an RSI of 32.00. The complete research on IPI is available for free at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/IPI-18Jul2014

Ashland Inc.'s stock fell by 1.36%, to close Thursday's session at $106.10, after vacillating between $106.05 and $107.52. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.43 million shares, below its three months average volume of 0.58 million shares. Over the last one month and previous three months, Ashland Inc.'s shares have gained 0.29% and 9.65%, respectively. Also, from the beginning of 2014, the company's stock has surged 9.34%. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The company stock's 50-day moving average of $105.48 is above its 200-day moving average of $97.04. Further, the company's stock traded at a PE ratio of 9.91 and has an RSI of 53.57. Free in depth research on ASH is available at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/ASH-18Jul2014

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