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An informal term for a stock or other security that has risen in price over a given period. For example, if a stock opens at $5 and closes at $5.25, it is said to be an advancer for that trading day. See also: Decliner.


Stocks that have gained, or increased, in value over a particular period are described as advancers.

If more stocks advance than decline -- or lose value -- over the course of a trading day, the financial press reports that advancers led decliners. When that occurs over a period of time, it's considered an indication that the stock market is strong.

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The most notable advancers in early trading were energy, paper, brokerage, and steel issues.
Advancers led decliners 457 to 349, while 51 issues were unchanged.
Declining issues outnumbered advancers by a 3-1 margin on the New York Stock Exchange.
On the broader market, advancers outnumbered decliners on the New York Stock Exchange 17 to 15, while rising issues outnumbered falling stocks by four to three on the Nasdaq.
Decliners were led by insurance, banking and utility sectors while advancers included textile, paper and pulp and mining companies.
The overall market breadth for the day was positive with 138 advancers against 6 decliners giving it an AD ratio of 23, the Financial Transaction House (FTH) -- licensed by the Capital Market Authority -- said in its daily market commentary.
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Advancers outnumbered the decliners by a margin of 13 to 10 and the prices of 26 companies remained unchanged.
Recent major advancers, such as steelmakers and banks, drew selling, while warehousing, precision machinery and textile issues gained ground.

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