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LONDON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The trading session on Thursday, May 22, 2014 ended on a higher note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 16,543.08, up 0.06% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,154.34, up 0.55%. The S&P 500 finished the day 0.24% higher at 1,892.49. The gains were broad based as eight out of ten sectors finished on a positive note. Investor-Edge looks at some of the equities which attracted the most attention and traded the most shares during the session. These include Xerox Corp. (NYSE:XRX), Post Holdings Inc. (NYSE:POST), Apollo Group Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) and Sina Corp. (NASDAQ:SINA). Free technical research on XRX, POST, APOL and SINA can be downloaded upon signing up at:
On Thursday, Xerox Corp.'s stock finished the day 0.25% lower at $11.82. A total of 7.82 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 10.23 million shares. The stock moved between $11.80 and $11.94 during the session. Shares in Xerox Corp. have declined 2.88% each, over the previous three trading sessions and on YTD basis. However, the stock has gained 1.98% in the last one month. The S&P 500 Information Technology Sector Index gained 1.85% in the previous one month, while the S&P 500 advanced 0.69% during the same period. The company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $11.51 is above its 200-day moving average of $10.98. Xerox Corp.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 11.90 and has an RSI of 51.00. Sign up today to read free research on XRX at:
Shares in Post Holdings Inc. fluctuated between $48.36 and $49.32 before ending the day 2.83% higher at $49.05. On Thursday, the company's stock reported a trading volume of 8.08 million shares, much above its three months average volume of 0.64 million shares. Shares in Post Holdings Inc. have gained 7.21% in the previous three trading sessions, while they have declined 8.66% in the last one month and 0.45% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Consumer Staples Sector Index gained 6.34% in the previous three months, while the S&P 500 advanced 3.06% during the same period. The company's stock is trading below its 50-day moving average. Post Holdings Inc.'s 50-day moving average of $52.95 is above its 200-day moving average of $48.84. The company's stock has a Relative Strength Index of 37.96. Sign up today to read free research on POST at:
On Thursday, shares in Apollo Education Group Inc. declined 9.34%, closing the day at $27.31. The stock recorded a trading volume of 11.20 million shares, much above its three months average volume of 1.89 million shares. The stock oscillated between $26.05 and $30.19 during the trading session. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 9.26. Over the previous three trading sessions and in the last one month, Apollo Education Group Inc.'s stock has lost 7.74% and 3.87%, respectively. Moreover, the company's shares have edged lower by 0.04% since the start of this year. The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Sector Index gained 0.78% in the previous three trading sessions, while the NASDAQ Composite Index advanced 0.69% during the same period. The company's stock is trading below its 50-day moving average. Apollo Education Group Inc.'s 50-day moving average of $30.10 is above its 200-day moving average of $26.94. Sign up today to read free research on APOL at:
SINA Corp.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 11.12 million shares on Thursday, much above its three months average volume of 4.18 million shares. The stock ended the day at $43.02, which was 10.11% lower its previous day's closing, and registered an intraday range of $43.00 and $46.69. SINA Corp.'s stock has declined 10.17% in the previous three trading sessions, 22.97% in the last one month and 48.94% since the start of this year. The S&P 500 Information Technology Sector Index mapped gains of 3.19% on YTD basis, while the NASDAQ Composite Index fell by 0.53% during the same period. Shares in SINA Corp. are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $55.04 and $72.86, respectively. Additionally, shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 124.51 and have an RSI of 37.26. Sign up today to read free research on SINA at:
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