LONDON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
On Friday, May 09, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,071.87, up 0.50%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.20% higher at 16,583.34, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,878.48, up 0.15%. During the trading session, six out of ten sectors finished positive. The S&P 500 Financials Sector Index closed the day at 295.08, down 0.10%, while the index has advanced 2.88% in the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE: DRH), RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE: RLJ), Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE: HT) and Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (NYSE: AHT). Free technical research on DRH, RLJ, HT and AHT can be downloaded upon signing up at: http://www.investor-edge.com/2405-register On Friday, shares in DiamondRock Hospitality Co. fluctuated between $12.29 and $12.52 before ending the session 1.36% lower at $12.33. DiamondRock Hospitality Co.'s stock reported a trading volume of 1.68 million shares, close to its three months average volume of 1.63 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 85.29. DiamondRock Hospitality Co.'s shares have advanced 7.12% in the last one month, 4.94% in the previous three months and 6.75% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $12.15 and $11.33, respectively. Moreover, shares of the company have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 54.47. Sign up today to read free research on DRH at: http://www.investor-edge.com/2405-DRH-12May2014.pdf On Friday, RLJ Lodging Trust's stock edged 0.71% higher, to close the day at $27.04. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.33 million shares, much below its three months average volume of 0.67 million shares. The stock oscillated between $26.77 and $27.08 during the session. Over the last one month and over the previous three months, RLJ Lodging Trust's shares have gained 7.51% and 8.73%, respectively. Additionally, from the beginning of 2014, the stock has gained an upside of 11.18%. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Further, the RLJ Lodging Trust's 50-day moving average of $26.37 is above its 200-day moving average of $24.73. Additionally, the company's stock traded at a PE ratio of 29.71 and has an RSI of 61.09. Sign up today to read free research on RLJ at: http://www.investor-edge.com/2405-RLJ-12May2014.pdf Hersha Hospitality Trust's stock finished the Friday's session 0.68% higher at $5.93. A total of 0.73 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 2.06 million shares. The stock moved between $5.86 and $5.93 during the session. Over the last one month and the previous three months, Hersha Hospitality Trust's shares have surged 7.04% and 9.61%, respectively. Additionally, the company's stock has advanced 6.46% since 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 $5.79 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $5.62. Hersha Hospitality Trust's stock traded at a PE ratio of 197.67 and has an RSI of 61.35. Sign up today to read free research on HT at: http://www.investor-edge.com/2405-HT-12May2014.pdf On Friday, shares in Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. recorded a trading volume of 0.95 million shares, higher than its three months average volume of 0.91 million shares. The stock ended the day at $10.46, which was 1.95% above its previous day's closing of $10.26, and registered an intraday range of $10.22 and $10.66. Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc.'s shares have gained 2.65% in the last one month and 14.95% in the previous three months. Additionally, the stock has advanced 26.33% since start of this year. The company's stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $9.07, while the 200-day moving average is below Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc.'s 50-day moving average of $10.75. Furthermore, shares of the company have an RSI of 50.90. Sign up today to read free research on AHT at: http://www.investor-edge.com/2405-AHT-12May2014.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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