LONDON, November 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Praxair Inc. ( NYSE: PX), Westlake Chemical Corporation ( NYSE: WLK), Albemarle Corporation ( NYSE: ALB), Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL), and Flotek Industries Inc. ( NYSE: FTK). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at: http://investor-edge.com/register. On Friday, November 07, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,632.53, down 0.13%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.11%, to finish the day at 17,573.93, and the S&P 500 closed at 2,031.92, up 0.03%. The gains were broad based as seven out of ten sectors ended the session in positive. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index ended the day at 305.78, up 0.51%, with the index also advancing 4.83% in the last one month. Register for your complimentary reports on these five stocks at:
Praxair Inc.'s stock edged 0.08% higher, to close the day at $126.67. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.87 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.30 million shares. The stock oscillated between $125.96 and $126.97 during the session. Over the last three trading sessions and over the past one month, Praxair Inc.'s shares have gained 1.93% and 1.38%, respectively. However, the stock has lost 2.58% since the start of this year. The company's stock closed below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 200-day moving average of $129.70 is above its 50-day moving average of $127.83. Additionally, Praxair Inc. traded at a PE ratio of 20.05 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 52.94. Sign up and read the free notes on PX at:
On Friday, shares in Westlake Chemical Corp. recorded a trading volume of 0.88 million shares, higher than its three months average volume of 0.81 million shares. The stock ended the day at $68.52, which was 0.88% above its previous day's closing of $67.92, and registered an intraday range of $68.10 and $69.64. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 12.73. Although Westlake Chemical Corp.'s shares have lost 16.20% in the last one month, it has advanced 3.49% in the previous three trading sessions and 12.26% on YTD basis. The company's stock closed below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $82.70 and $77.44, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Westlake Chemical Corp. have an RSI of 34.64. The complimentary notes on WLK can be downloaded as in PDF format at:
Albemarle Corp.'s stock edged 0.53% higher, to close Friday's session at $61.18, after oscillating between $60.56 and $61.39. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.04 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.22 million shares. Over the previous three trading sessions and over the last one month, Albemarle Corp.'s shares have advanced 4.05% and 4.24%, respectively. However, the stock has declined 3.49% on YTD basis. The company's stock closed above its 50-day moving average. The stock's 200-day moving average of $64.94 is above its 50-day moving average of $59.86. Further, Albemarle Corp.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 11.69 and has an RSI of 63.95. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on ALB at:
Sigma-Aldrich Corp.'s stock finished Friday's session flat at $135.34. A total of 0.57 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 1.02 million shares. The stock moved between $135.25 and $135.62 during the session. Sigma-Aldrich Corp.'s shares have surged 0.15% in the previous three trading sessions and 32.78% in the last three months. Additionally, from the beginning of 2014, the stock has gained an upside of 43.96%. The company's shares closed above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $125.80 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $104.62. Sigma-Aldrich Corp.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 31.10 and has an RSI of 66.93. The complete research on SIAL is available for free at:
On Friday, shares in Flotek Industries Inc. fluctuated between $22.00 and $22.85 before ending the session 1.86% higher at $22.45. The stock reported a trading volume of 0.67 million shares, below its three months average volume of 0.79 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 25.99. Although, Flotek Industries Inc.'s shares have lost 2.77% in the last one month, it has advanced 6.10% in the previous three trading sessions and 11.86% on YTD basis. The company's stock closed below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $24.05 and $27.03, respectively. Moreover, shares of Flotek Industries Inc. have an RSI of 49.17. Free in depth research on FTK is available at:
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