LONDON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,126.97, down 0.83%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.08% lower, to finish the day at 16,501.65, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,875.39, down 0.22%. During the session, five out of ten sectors ended in positive. Investor-Edge looks at some of the equities that hit a new 52-week high during the last session. These include Lamar Advertising Co. (NASDAQ: LAMR), PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL), Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG) and Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK). Free technical research on LAMR, PPL, BIG and ALK can be downloaded upon signing up at:
Shares in Lamar Advertising Co. ended the day at $51.16, down 1.71%, after hitting a new 52-week high of $54.48 on Wednesday. The stock reported a trading volume of 7.82 million shares during the trading session, as compared with its three month average volume of 1.32 million shares. Lamar Advertising Co.'s shares were down 2.09% on YTD basis. Shares of the company have advanced 2.03% in the previous three months whereas the stock has declined 2.83% in the last one month. The company's stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $48.29. Moreover, the stock traded at a PE ratio of 98.01and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 55.53.The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary sector Index posted gain of 0.66% in the previous three trading sessions, but the same has fallen by 0.83% in the last three months. Sign up today to read free research on LAMR at:
On Wednesday, PPL Corp.'s stock edged 0.52% higher, to close the day at $33.11, hitting a new 52-week high of $33.56. The stock recorded a trading volume of 8.97 million shares, as compared with its three month average volume of 4.51 million shares. The company's shares traded at a PE ratio of 13.40 and were up 10.04% on YTD basis. Shares of PPL Corp. have gained 2.07% in the last one month and 9.78% in the previous three months. The S&P 500 Utilities Sector Index mapped a gain of 0.13% during the session, and the same has gained 10.10% in the previous three months. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. PPL Corp.'s 50-day moving average of $32.30 is above the 200-day moving average of $30.93. Additionally, the company's shares have an RSI of 54.24. Sign up today to read free research on PPL at:
On Wednesday shares in Big Lots Inc. finished the day at $39.61, up 1.05%, hitting a new 52-week high of $40.24. The stock reported a trading volume of 1.59 million shares during the trading session, which is above its three month average volume of 1.48 million shares. Shares in Big Lots Inc. have advanced 4.18% in the last one month, 40.46% in the previous three months, and 22.67% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary sector Index recorded a loss of 0.45% during the session, and the same has edged 0.83% lower in the previous three months. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $34.12 and $34.33, respectively. Further, the company's stock is traded at a PE ratio of 22.83 and has an RSI of 68.06. Sign up today to read free research on BIG at:
On Wednesday, Alaska Air Group Inc.'s stock gained 2.31%, to close the day at $95.96, hitting a new 52-week high of $96.77. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.03 million shares, compared with its three month average volume of 0.79 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 17.77. Shares of Alaska Air Group Inc. have surged 5.73% in the last one month, 17.96% in the previous three months, and 30.79% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Industrials Sector Index mapped a gain of 0.36% during the session, and the same has charted up 3.15% in the previous three months. Alaska Air Group Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $88.54 and $73.02, respectively. Moreover, the company's stock has an RSI of 57.64. Sign up today to read free research on ALK at:
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