LONDON, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The trading session on Thursday, May 08, 2014 ended on a mixed note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 16,550.97, up 0.20% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,051.50, down 0.40%. The S&P 500 finished the day 0.14% lower at 1,875.63. During the trading session five out of ten sectors finished on a higher note. The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Sector Index ended the day 0.24% higher at 503.05, while the index has declined 1.00% in the previous three months. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Group 1 Automotive Inc. (NYSE: GPI), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH), The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) and HomeAway Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY). Free technical research on GPI, SAH, PCLN and AWAY can be downloaded upon signing up at: http://www.investor-edge.com/2333-register Shares in Group 1 Automotive Inc. finished Thursday's session 0.82% higher at $73.93. A total of 0.47 million shares were traded, above its three months average volume of 0.29 million shares. The stock moved between $72.72 and $74.90 during the session. Group 1 Automotive Inc.'s shares have gained 1.80% in the previous three trading sessions and 16.90% in the last one month. Additionally, the stock has advanced 4.10% from the beginning of 2014. The company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $67.02 is below its 200-day moving average of $69.21. Group 1 Automotive Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 16.06 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 71.99. Sign up today to read free research on GPI at: http://www.investor-edge.com/2333-GPI-09May2014.pdf On Thursday, shares in Sonic Automotive Inc. fluctuated between $23.59 and $24.51 before ending the session 0.98% higher at $23.81. The company's stock reported a trading volume of 0.23 million shares, which was below its three months average volume of 0.35 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 11.77. Over the previous three trading sessions and on YTD basis, shares in Sonic Automotive Inc. have declined 2.18% and 2.74%, respectively. However, the company's shares have advanced 3.30% in the last one month. Sonic Automotive Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $23.53 and $23.21, respectively. Additionally, the company's shares have an RSI of 48.00. Sign up today to read free research on SAH at: http://www.investor-edge.com/2333-SAH-09May2014.pdf Shares in The Priceline Group Inc. fell by 2.10% on Thursday, closing the day at $1108.00. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.62 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 1.01 million shares. The stock oscillated between $1087.26 and $1152.98 during the session. The Priceline Group Inc.'s shares have lost 7.02% in the previous three trading sessions, 6.70% in the last one month and 4.68% since the start of this year. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $1240.93 and $1119.85, respectively. Furthermore, the company's stock traded at a PE ratio of 29.26 and has an RSI of 38.15. Sign up today to read free research on PCLN at: http://www.investor-edge.com/2333-PCLN-09May2014.pdf HomeAway Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 1.13 million shares, below its three months average volume of 2.15 million shares. On Thursday, the stock finished the day at $30.67, which was 0.07% lower its previous day's closing of $30.69, and registered an intraday range of $30.27 and $31.52. The company's stock traded at a PE ratio of 139.23. HomeAway Inc.'s stock has fallen by 7.68% in the previous three trading sessions and 12.77% in the last one month. Also, the company's shares have lost 24.98% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $38.69 and $35.81, respectively. Moreover, the company's stock has an RSI of 30.54. Sign up today to read free research on AWAY at: http://www.investor-edge.com/2333-AWAY-09May2014.pdf EDITOR'S NOTES: 1. This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned. 2. Information in this release is produced on a best efforts basis by Rohit Tuli, a CFA charterholder. The content is then further fact checked and reviewed by an outsourced research provider. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. If you notice any errors or omissions, please notify us below. 3. This information is submitted as a net-positive to companies mentioned, to increase awareness for mentioned companies to our subscriber base and the investing public. 4. 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