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LONDON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
On Thursday, May 22, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,154.34, up 0.55%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.06%, to finish the day at 16,543.08, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,892.49, up 0.24%. The gains were broad based with eight out of the ten sectors ending the session in positive. The S&P 500 Financials Sector Index ended the day at 295.55, up 0.37%, with the index advancing 2.36% in the previous three months. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY), Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. (NYSE:PCL), Capitol Federal Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) and Astoria Financial Corporation (NYSE:AF). Free technical research on WY, PCL, CFFN and AF can be downloaded upon signing up at:
On Thursday, shares in Weyerhaeuser Co. fluctuated between $30.12 and $30.53 before ending the session 0.33% higher at $30.35. The stock reported a trading volume of 22.03 million shares, significantly above its three months average volume of 3.59 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 26.25. Weyerhaeuser Co.'s shares have advanced 0.46% in the previous three trading sessions and 6.68% in the last one month, while the stock has fallen by 3.86% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $29.38 and $29.50, respectively. Moreover, shares of Weyerhaeuser Co. have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 57.71. Sign up today to read free research on WY at:
Shares in Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. edged 0.47% lower to close the day at $42.48. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.31 million shares, below its three months average volume of 0.91 million shares. The stock oscillated between $42.43 and $42.76 during the session. Over the last three trading sessions and over the past one month, Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc.'s shares have fallen by 1.12% and 0.68%, respectively. Further, the stock has lost 8.66% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $42.45, while the 50-day moving average is below Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc.'s 200-day moving average of $44.40. Additionally, the stock traded at a PE ratio of 35.91 and has an RSI of 45.15. Sign up today to read free research on PCL at:
On Thursday, shares in Capitol Federal Financial Inc. recorded a trading volume of 0.45 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 0.63 million shares. The stock ended the day at $11.98, which was 0.50% above its previous day's closing of $11.92, and registered an intraday range of $11.91 and $12.01. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 23.96. Capitol Federal Financial Inc.'s stock has fallen by 0.08% in the previous three trading sessions, 4.01% in the last one month, and 1.07% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $12.34 and $12.14, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Capitol Federal Financial Inc. have an RSI of 42.55. Sign up today to read free research on CFFN at:
Astoria Financial Corp.'s stock finished the Thursday's session 0.23% lower at $12.94. A total of 0.19 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 0.47 million shares. The stock vacillated between $12.93 and $13.05 during the session. Over the last one month and over the previous three months, Astoria Financial Corp.'s shares have lost 7.51% and 1.07%, respectively. Additionally, from the beginning of 2014, the company's stock has fallen by 6.44%. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $13.53 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $13.30. Astoria Financial Corp.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 19.31 and has an RSI of 45.67. Sign up today to read free research on AF at:
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