LONDON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The markets on Friday, April 25, 2014 ended on a lower note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 16,361.46, down 0.85% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,075.56, down 1.75%. The S&P 500 edged 0.81% lower, to finish the day at 1,863.40. The losses were broad based as eight out of ten sectors finished on a lower note. During the session, Consumer Discretionary, Information Technology and Industrials sectors ended in negative, while some positive momentum were observed in the Utilities, and Consumer Staples sectors. Investor-Edge looks at some of the equities which attracted the most attention and traded the most shares during the session. These include NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF), United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL), Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF) and Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR-A). Free technical research on NRF, UAL, RF and PBR-A can be downloaded upon signing up at:
Shares in NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. fluctuated between $15.57 and $16.06 before ending the day 1.65% higher at $16.03. The company's stock reported a trading volume of 13.86 million shares on Friday, which was above its three months average volume of 7.57 million shares. NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.'s shares have surged 4.77% in the previous three trading sessions, 11.55% in the last three months, and 19.18% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Financials Sector Index gained 2.80% in the previous three months, while the S&P 500 advanced 3.96% during the same period. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.'s 50-day moving average of $15.55 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $11.89. Additionally, the company's stock has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 61.94. Sign up today to read free research on NRF at:
On Friday, United Continental Holdings Inc.'s stock declined 5.10%, closing the day at $39.41. The stock recorded a trading volume of 13.22 million shares, much above its three months average volume of 4.96 million shares. The stock oscillated between $39.25 and $41.54 during the trading session. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 18.66. United Continental Holdings Inc.'s shares have plummeted 10.21% in the last one month and 12.94% in the previous three months, while the stock has advanced 4.18% since the start of this year. The S&P 500 Industrials Sector Index gained 4.13% in the previous three months, while the S&P 500 gained 3.96% during the same period. United Continental Holdings Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $38.06. Moreover, shares of the company have an RSI of 36.68. Sign up today to read free research on UAL at:
Regions Financial Corp.'s stock finished Friday's session 1.55% lower at $10.15. A total of 12.86 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 14.68 million shares. The stock moved between $10.10 and $10.32 during the session. Over the previous three trading sessions and last three months, Regions Financial Corp.'s shares have fallen by 2.31% and 2.50%, respectively. However, the company's stock has gained 2.63% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Financials Sector Index lost 1.31% in the last one month, while the NASDAQ Composite Index declined 1.93% during the same period. The company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $10.65 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $10.03. Further, Regions Financial Corp.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 12.86 and has an RSI of 37.07. Sign up today to read free research on RF at:
On Friday, shares in Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. recorded a trading volume of 12.47 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 12.05 million shares. The stock ended the day at $14.27, which was 1.45% lower its previous day's closing, and registered an intraday range of $13.96 and $14.35. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.'s shares have advanced 4.62% in the last one month and 13.16% in the previous three months. However, the stock has lost 2.86% since the start of this year. The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index advanced 9.52% in the previous three months, while the NASDAQ Composite Index fell by 0.55% during the same period. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.'s stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $12.75. Furthermore, shares of the company have an RSI of 56.36. Sign up today to read free research on PBR-A at:
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