Pre-Market Review on Active Stocks -- Research on Louisiana-Pacific, ArcelorMittal, NPS Pharma, and Investors Bancorp

By PR Newswire,  May 09, 2014, 01:28:00 PM EDT

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LONDON, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The markets on Thursday, May 08, 2014 ended on a mixed note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 16,550.97, up 0.20% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,051.50, down 0.40%. The S&P 500 edged 0.14% lower, to finish the day at 1,875.63. During the session, five out of ten sectors finished on a positive note. The session saw a positive impact from Telecommunication Services, Consumer Discretionary and Financials sectors along with a drag from Energy, Utilities and Health Care sectors. Investor-Edge looks at some of the equities which attracted the most attention and traded the most shares during the session. These include Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX), ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT), NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:NPSP) and Investors Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC). Free technical research on LPX, MT, NPSP and ISBC can be downloaded upon signing up at:

On Thursday, Louisiana-Pacific Corp.'s stock declined 3.02%, closing the day at $15.43. The stock recorded a trading volume of 12.78 million shares, much above to its three months average volume of 2.73 million shares. The stock oscillated between $14.87 and $16.94 during the trading session. Louisiana-Pacific Corp.'s shares have declined 6.37% in the previous three trading sessions, 6.26% in the last one month and 16.64% On YTD basis. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index gained 6.64% in the previous three months, while the S&P 500 advanced 4.37% during the same period. Louisiana-Pacific Corp.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $16.72 and $16.94, respectively. Moreover, shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 22.44 and have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 45.61. Sign up today to read free research on LPX at:

Shares in ArcelorMittal traded between $16.28 and $16.60 before ending the day 1.30% higher at $16.35. The company's stock reported a trading volume of 7.25 million shares on Thursday, which was much above to its three months average volume of 5.10 million shares. Although ArcelorMittal shares have advanced 1.81% in the previous three trading sessions, it has declined 0.97% in the last one month and 8.35% on YTD basis.The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index gained 1.84% in the last one month, while the S&P 500 advanced 1.28% during the same period. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. ArcelorMittal's 50-day moving average of $15.87 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $15.58. Additionally, the company's stock has an RSI of 49.74. Sign up today to read free research on MT at:

On Thursday, shares in NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. recorded a trading volume of 9.00 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 2.04 million shares. The stock finished the day at $24.17, which was 10.61% lower to its previous day's closing, and registered an intraday range of $22.68 and $26.95. NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s shares have plummeted 15.61% in the previous three trading sessions and 7.29% in the last one month. Additionally, from the beginning of the 2014, stock has declined 20.39%. The company's stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $29.23 and $28.80, respectively. Furthermore, shares of the company have an RSI of 49.10.On the same day, NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced its Q1 FY 2014 financial results (period ended March 31, 2014). For Q1 FY 2014, the company reported net loss attributable to NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. of $6.6 million, or $0.06 per diluted share. Sign up today to read free research on NPSP at:

Investors Bancorp Inc.'s stock closed Thursday's session 0.97% lower at $10.42. A total of 44.54 million shares were traded, which was above its three months average volume of 1.76 million shares. The stock moved between $10.30 and $10.49 during the session. Over the last three months and since start of this year, Investors Bancorp Inc.'s shares have gained 5.15% and 3.87%, respectively. However, the company's stock has lost 1.04% in the last one month. Share of the company traded at a PE ratio of 25.07. The S&P 500 Financials Sector Index advanced 3.04% in the last three months, while the NASDAQ Composite Index has fallen by 1.80% during the same period. The company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average of $9.55, while the 200-day moving average is below Investors Bancorp Inc.'s 50-day moving average of $10.59. Further, Investors Bancorp Inc.'s stock has an RSI of 50.55. Sign up today to read free research on ISBC at:




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