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Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET), Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE: PRU), Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE: MFC), Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC), and Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: PFG). Free research report on MetLife can be accessed at http://get.Investor-Edge.com/pdf/?c=MetLife&d=16-Apr-2015&s=MET. On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 5,011.02, up 0.68%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.42%, to finish the day at 18,112.61, and the S&P 500 closed at 2,106.63, up 0.51%. The gains were broad based as nine out of ten sectors ended the session in positive. The S&P 500 Financials Sector Index ended the day at 329.10, up 0.44%, with the index also advancing 5.18% in the previous three months. Register for your complimentary reports at the links given below.
MetLife Inc.'s stock edged 0.79% higher, to close the day at $50.85. The stock recorded a trading volume of 6.08 million shares, below its three months average volume of 7.30 million shares. The stock oscillated between $50.58 and $51.15 during the session. Over the last three trading sessions and over the past three months, MetLife Inc.'s shares have gained 0.06% and 5.98%, respectively. Further, the stock has advanced 1.94% in the previous year. The company is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 200-day moving average of $52.72 is above its 50-day moving average of $50.86. Additionally, MetLife Inc. traded at a PE ratio of 9.03 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 46.08. Sign up and read the free notes on MET at:
On Wednesday, shares in Prudential Financial Inc. recorded a trading volume of 3.21 million shares, higher than its three months average volume of 3.04 million shares. The stock ended the day at $80.08, which was 0.21% above its previous day's closing of $79.91, and registered an intraday range of $79.91 and $80.58. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 11.94. Although Prudential Financial Inc.'s shares have lost 0.32% in the previous three trading sessions, it has advanced 0.38% in the last three months and 1.87% in the past one year. The company is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $80.39 and $85.31, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Prudential Financial Inc. have an RSI of 47.15. The complimentary notes on PRU can be downloaded as in PDF format at:
Manulife Financial Corp.'s stock gained 2.20%, to close Wednesday's session at $18.12, after oscillating between $17.70 and $18.23. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.59 million shares, below its three months average volume of 2.08 million shares. Over the last one month and the previous three months, Manulife Financial Corp.'s shares have advanced 7.86% and 9.03%, respectively. However, the stock has lost 0.93% in the last one year. The company is trading above its 50-day moving average. The stock's 200-day moving average of $18.73 is above its 50-day moving average of $17.26. Further, Manulife Financial Corp.'s stock has an RSI of 60.66. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on MFC at:
Lincoln National Corp.'s stock finished Wednesday's session 3.31% higher at $58.44. A total of 3.03 million shares were traded, which was above its three months average volume of 2.33 million shares. The stock moved between $56.66 and $58.53 during the session. Lincoln National Corp.'s shares have advanced 2.87% in the previous three trading sessions and 16.28% in the last three months. Additionally, the stock has gained 25.84% in the past one 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 $57.26 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $54.54. Lincoln National Corp.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 9.84 and has an RSI of 45.86. The complete research on LNC is available for free at:
On Wednesday, shares in Principal Financial Group Inc. fluctuated between $51.12 and $51.84 before ending the session 1.35% higher at $51.70. The stock reported a trading volume of 1.37 million shares, close to its three months average volume of 1.39 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 14.29. Principal Financial Group Inc.'s shares have advanced 2.82% in the previous three trading sessions, 8.93% in the last three months and 16.89% in the past one year. The company is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $50.87 and $51.46, respectively. Moreover, shares of Principal Financial Group Inc. have an RSI of 49.48. Free in depth research on PFG is available at:
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