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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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OraQuick ADVANCER is the first and only FDA-approved and CLIA-waived rapid point-of-care test that can detect antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 in 20 minutes, using oral fluid, finger-stick or venipuncture whole blood or plasma specimens.
Cement and Real Estate were other significant advancers which gained 0.
Leading advancers was satellite operator Inmarsat with an 11% gain following new distribution agreements with partners.
Declining issues outnumbered advancers 601 to 211, with 62 closing unchanged.
There were 103 decliners that outnumbered 84 advancers while 51 stocks were unchanged.
Advancers and decliners tied at both 82, while 56 issues remained the same.
Decliners were led by insurance, banking and utility sectors while advancers included textile, paper and pulp and mining companies.
Advancers outnumbered the decliners by a margin of 23 to 10 and the prices of 18 companies remained unchanged.
Decliners topped advancers 597 to 230, while 65 others ended unchanged.

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