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Early Morning Insight: Blackstone Group, AFLAC, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Bank of Nova Scotia

August 2, 2013

LONDON, August 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

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The US equity market kicked off on a strong note for the month of August, with all
three benchmark indexes rallying on Thursday, August 1, 2013. It was a historic day for
the US equity market as the S&P 500 crossed the 1,700.00 level for the first time, closing
1.25% higher at 1,706.87. Equities surged as investors’ sentiment was lifted by positive
US economic data. Financials led gains in the S&P 500 and the major movers in the sector
included The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX), AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE: AFL), Royal Bank
of Scotland Group Plc (ADR) (NYSE: RBS), and The Bank of Nova Scotia (USA) (NYSE: BNS).
All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Download free technical
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Shares in The Blackstone Group L.P. rose sharply on Thursday, tracking gains in the
broader market. The company’s shares oscillated between $22.82 and $23.39 before closing
the day 2.79% higher at $23.18. A total of 5.13 million shares were traded, which is
slightly above the daily average volume of 5.08 million. The company’s shares have
advanced 0.61% in the last three sessions. In the last one month, the stock has
outperformed the broader market, gaining 10.43% as compared to a gain of 5.69% in the S&P
500. Moreover, the stock is currently trading near its 52-week high of $24.31. Download
free research on BX today by registering at:

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AFLAC Incorporated’s stock also rose sharply on Thursday, extending its gains from
previous trading sessions. The company’s shares hit a 52-week high of $63.63 before
finishing the day 3.02% higher at $63.54. A total of 2.88 million shares were traded,
which is above the daily average volume of 2.35 million. The stock has gained 4.15% in the
last three trading sessions and 10.18% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500
during the respective periods. Furthermore, the stock is currently trading above its
50-day and 200-day moving averages. Sign up and have access to our free report on AFL at:

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Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc rallied on Thursday, ending the session
5.50% higher at $10.17 after trading between $10.05 and $10.18. A total of 1.43 million
shares were traded, in-line with the daily average volume. The company’s shares have
gained 18.67% in the last one month and 7.17% in the last three months as compared to a
gain of 5.69% and 7.85% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Further, the stock
is currently trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Sign up and read the
complimentary report on RBS at:

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The Bank of Nova Scotia’s stock slipped on Thursday, extending its losses from
previous trading sessions. The company’s shares oscillated between $55.77 and $56.75
before finishing the day 0.59% lower at $56.07. A total of 651,992 shares were traded,
which is below the daily average volume of 733,324. The Bank of Nova Scotia’s shares have
fallen 2.04% in the last three trading sessions. Despite the recent pullback, the stock is
trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The free report on BNS can be
downloaded by signing up now at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/BNS080213.pdf

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