LONDON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The US markets saw a negative sentiment on Friday, April 25, 2014, with the NASDAQ Composite closing at 4,075.56, down 1.75%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ending the session at 16,361.46, down 0.85% and the S&P 500 finishing 0.81% lower at 1,863.40. The losses were broad based as eight out of ten sectors finished on a lower note. A number of stocks saw large movements, including Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd (NYSE: HMY), Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS), VirnetX Holding Corp. (NYSE MKT: VHC) and Itron Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI). Free technical research on HMY, UHS, VHC and ITRI can be downloaded upon signing up at:
Shares in Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd finished Friday's session 5.03% higher at $3.34. A total of 1.96 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 2.87 million shares. The stock moved between $3.22 and $3.35 during the session. Over the last one month and previous three months, Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd's shares have gained 6.37% and 18.44%, respectively. Additionally, from the year's start, the company's stock has gained 32.02%. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index mapped a loss of 0.68% during the trading session, while the index has charted up 0.69% in the last one month. The company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $3.27 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $3.24. Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd's stock has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 56.66. Sign up today to read free research on HMY at:
On Friday, shares in Universal Health Services Inc. fluctuated between $81.56 and $86.00 before ending the session 6.14% higher at $82.92. Shares in Universal Health Services Inc. reported a trading volume of 1.71 million shares, above its three months average volume of 0.79 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 17.85. Universal Health Services Inc.'s shares have advanced 9.51% in the previous three trading sessions, 6.01% in the last one month and 2.04% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index mapped a loss of 0.74% during the trading session, while it has charted up 2.54% in the last three months. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $78.79 and $77.13, respectively. Moreover, shares of the company have an RSI of 67.44. On Thursday, April 24, 2014, Universal Health Services Inc. reported its Q1 2014 results with net income attributable to shareholders of $138.1 million, or $1.38 per diluted share. Sign up today to read free research on UHS at:
VirnetX Holding Corp.'s stock surged 9.35% on Friday, closing the day at $16.02. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.69 million shares, above its three months average volume of 0.74 million shares. The stock oscillated between $13.53 and $17.20 during the trading session. Over the last three trading sessions and over the past one month, VirnetX Holding Corp.'s shares have surged 10.48% and 19.82%, respectively. However, the stock has lost 17.47% since the start of this year. The S&P 500 Information Technology Sector Index mapped a loss of 1.37% during the trading session and 0.94% in the last one month. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $15.87, while the 50-day moving average is below VirnetX Holding Corp.'s 200-day moving average of $18.61. Additionally, the stock has an RSI of 60.65. Sign up today to read free research on VHC at:
On Friday, Itron Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 1.68 million shares, higher than its three months average volume of 0.44 million shares. The stock ended the day at $39.96, which was 10.88% above its previous day's closing, and registered an intraday range of $37.33 and $41.04. Itron Inc.'s shares have surged 12.47% in the previous three trading sessions and 16.37% in the last one month, while it has declined 3.35% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Information Technology Sector Index fell by 1.37% during the trading session, while the index has charted up 3.52% in the last three months. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $35.20 and $39.93, respectively. Furthermore, shares of the company have an RSI of 72.66. Itron Inc. announced its Q1 2014 results on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The company reported that its Q1 2014 revenues increased to $475 million compared with $448 million in the same period in 2013. Sign up today to read free research on ITRI at:
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