LONDON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The trading session on Thursday, May 15, 2014 ended on a lower note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 16,446.81, down 1.01% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,069.29, down 0.76%. The S&P 500 finished the day 0.94% lower at 1,870.85. The losses were broad based as nine out of ten sectors finished on a negative note. The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Sector Index ended the day 0.70% lower at 501.63, while the index has advanced 0.70% in the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), PetSmart Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM), Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) and Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SBH). Free technical research on SPLS, PETM, ULTA and SBH can be downloaded upon signing up at: http://www.investor-edge.com/2648-register Staples Inc.'s stock fell by 1.88% on Thursday, finishing the session at $13.02. A total of 6.51 million shares were traded, much below its three months average volume of 11.78 million shares. The stock moved between $12.78 and $13.24 during the session. Staples Inc.'s shares have lost 1.59% in the previous three trading sessions and 18.06% from the beginning of 2014. However, the stock has gained 7.87% in the last one month. The company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average. The stock's 50-day moving average of $12.04 is below its 200-day moving average of $14.27. Furthermore, Staples Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 11.13 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 67.05. Sign up today to read free research on SPLS at: http://www.investor-edge.com/2648-SPLS-16May2014.pdf On Thursday, shares in PetSmart Inc. fluctuated between $64.20 and $65.46 before ending the session 0.84% lower at $64.76. The company's stock reported a trading volume of 1.24 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.72 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 16.07. Over the previous three trading sessions and in the last one month, shares in PetSmart Inc. have declined 1.92% and 2.78%, respectively. Moreover, the company's shares have lost 10.98% on YTD basis. PetSmart Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $67.61 and $70.13, respectively. Further, the company's shares have an RSI of 41.27. Sign up today to read free research on PETM at: http://www.investor-edge.com/2648-PETM-16May2014.pdf Shares in Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. edged 0.45% lower on Thursday, closing the day at $86.76. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.19 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.27 million shares. The company's stock oscillated between $84.76 and $87.18 during the session. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 27.46. Shares in Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. have fallen by 3.47% in the previous three trading sessions, 4.05% in the last one month and 10.11% since the start of this year. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $92.49 and $102.36, respectively. Additionally, the company's stock has an RSI of 44.55. Sign up today to read free research on ULTA at: http://www.investor-edge.com/2648-ULTA-16May2014.pdf On Thursday, shares in Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. recorded a trading volume of 2.68 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 1.78 million shares. The stock finished the day at $26.21, which was 0.81% higher its previous day's closing of $26.00, and registered an intraday range of $25.78 and $26.26. Shares in Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. have advanced 0.61% in the previous three trading sessions. However, the stock has lost 1.24% in the last one month and 13.30% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $27.11 and $27.46, respectively. Moreover, the company's stock traded at a PE ratio of 17.47 and has an RSI of 45.17. Sign up today to read free research on SBH at: http://www.investor-edge.com/2648-SBH-16May2014.pdf =============== EDITOR'S NOTES: =============== 1. This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned. 2. Information in this release is produced on a best efforts basis by Rohit Tuli, a CFA charterholder. The content is then further fact checked and reviewed by an outsourced research provider. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. If you notice any errors or omissions, please notify us below. 3. This information is submitted as a net-positive to companies mentioned, to increase awareness for mentioned companies to our subscriber base and the investing public. 4. 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