LONDON, August 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
On Thursday, August 28, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,557.70, down 0.26%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.25%, to finish the day at 17,079.57, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,996.74, down 0.17%. The losses were broad based as seven out of ten sectors ended the session in negative. The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index ended the day at 712.27, down 0.05%, while the index has advanced 3.34% in the previous three months. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL), Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE: SLB), McDermott International Inc. (NYSE: MDR), National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV), and Key Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: KEG). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at:
Halliburton Co.'s stock finished Thursday's session 1.61% lower at $67.38. A total of 7.43 million shares were traded, which was above its three months average volume of 6.25 million shares. The stock moved between $67.27 and $68.26 during the session. Although, Halliburton Co.'s shares have lost 1.71% in the previous three trading sessions, it has advanced 6.21% in the last three months and 32.77% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $59.89, while the 200-day moving average is below Halliburton Co.'s 50-day moving average of $69.86. The stock traded at a PE ratio of 19.79 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 47.38. Sign up and read the free notes on HAL at:
On Thursday, shares in Schlumberger Ltd fluctuated between $110.01 and $110.84 before ending the session 0.79% lower at $110.16. The stock reported a trading volume of 3.52 million shares, below its three months average volume of 5.57 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 21.15. Although, Schlumberger Ltd's shares have declined 0.05% in the previous three trading sessions, it has surged 8.14% in the last three months and 22.25% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $98.52. Moreover, shares of Schlumberger Ltd have an RSI of 55.63. The complimentary notes on SLB can be downloaded as in PDF format at:
McDermott International Inc.'s stock declined 2.78%, to close the day at $7.35. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.18 million shares, much below its three months average volume of 3.78 million shares. The stock oscillated between $7.32 and $7.60 during the session. Over the last three trading sessions and since the start of this year, McDermott International Inc.'s shares have declined 0.68% and 19.76%, respectively. However, the stock has gained 3.23% in the last three months. The stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 200-day moving average of $7.84 is above its 50-day moving average of $7.66. Additionally, McDermott International Inc. has an RSI of 53.05. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on MDR at:
On Thursday, shares in National Oilwell Varco Inc. recorded a trading volume of 1.85 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 3.04 million shares. The stock ended the day at $85.42, which was 0.23% below its previous day's closing of $85.62, and registered an intraday range of $84.69 and $85.73. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 14.82. National Oilwell Varco Inc.'s shares have advanced 0.89% in the previous three trading sessions, 15.77% in the last three months and 19.18% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $82.87 and $74.21, respectively. Furthermore, shares of National Oilwell Varco Inc. have an RSI of 64.46. The complete research on NOV is available for free at:
Key Energy Services Inc.'s stock declined 2.70%, to close Thursday's session at $6.12, after oscillating between $6.09 and $6.26. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.20 million shares, below its three months average volume of 2.60 million shares. Key Energy Services Inc.'s shares have lost 0.97% in the previous three trading sessions and 5.70% in the last one month. Additionally, from the beginning of 2014, the stock has plummeted 22.53%. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 200-day moving average of $8.11 is greater than its 50-day moving average of $7.35. Further, Key Energy Services Inc.'s stock has an RSI of 41.46. Free in depth research on KEG is available at:
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