LONDON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The markets on Thursday, April 24, 2014 ended mostly on a higher note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day flat at 16,501.65 and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,148.34, up 0.52%. The S&P 500 finished the session 0.17% higher at 1,878.61. The gains were narrow based as four out of the ten sectors edged higher. Investor-Edge looks at some of the equities that hit a new 52-week high during the last session. These include PetroQuest Energy Inc. (NYSE: PQ), Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL), M&T Bank Corp. (NYSE: MTB) and Columbia Property Trust Inc. (NYSE: CXP). Free technical research on PQ, ODFL, MTB and CXP can be downloaded upon signing up at:
Shares in PetroQuest Energy Inc. surged 6.89% on Thursday, finishing the day at $6.05, hitting a new 52-week high of $6.17. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.34 million shares, much above its three months average volume of 0.92 million shares. The stock fluctuated between $5.61 and $6.17 during the trading session. Over the previous three trading sessions and last three months, PetroQuest Energy Inc.'s shares have rallied 7.46% and 46.14%, respectively. The stock has gained 40.05% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Additionally, PetroQuest Energy Inc.'s 50-day moving average of $5.17 is above its 200-day moving average of $4.48. Additionally, the stock traded at a PE ratio of 33.61 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 57.83. Sign up today to read free research on PQ at:
Shares in Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. ended the day at $58.65, up 3.88%, hitting a new 52-week high of $59.37. A total of 0.98 million shares were traded, which was above its three months average volume of 0.55 million shares. The stock moved between $56.95 and $59.37 during the session. Over the previous three trading sessions and the last three months, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.'s shares have gained 5.03% and 6.33%, respectively. Moreover, since the beginning of the year, the company's stock has gained an upside of 10.62%. The company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $55.07 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $49.99. Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 23.89 and has an RSI of 56.77. Sign up today to read free research on ODFL at:
M&T Bank Corp.'s stock edged 0.07% lower, closing the day at $122.91, after hitting a new 52-week high of $124.16, on Thursday. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.88 million shares, close to its three month average volume of 0.82 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 15.28. M&T Bank Corp.'s shares have advanced 1.54% in the last one month, 10.46% in the last three months and 5.57% on YTD basis. M&T Bank Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $118.38 and $115.39, respectively. Furthermore, shares of the company have an RSI of 62.38. Sign up today to read free research on MTB at:
On Thursday, Columbia Property Trust Inc.'s stock oscillated between $27.70 and $27.97, hitting a new 52-week high of $27.97. Shares in the company finished the day 0.47% higher at 27.92. The company's stock reported a trading volume of 0.73 million shares, below its three months average volume of 0.86 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 87.25. Columbia Property Trust Inc.'s shares have advanced 2.50% in the previous three trading sessions, 12.22% in the last three months and 11.68% on YTD basis. Columbia Property Trust Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $26.34. Further, the company stock has an RSI of 61.74. Sign up today to read free research on CXP at:
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