Technical Data on Active Stocks -- Research on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, SLM Corp., Brocade Communications Systems, and Merck & Co.

By PR Newswire,  May 20, 2014, 09:20:00 AM EDT


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LONDON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The markets on Monday, May 19, 2014 ended on a positive note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 16,511.86, up 0.12% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,125.82, up 0.86%. The S&P 500 edged 0.38% higher, to finish the day at 1,885.08. The gains were broad based as seven out of ten sectors ended the session in positive. During the session gains in the Information Technology, Health Care, and Financials sectors positively impacted the broader market, while some retraction came in from Consumer Staples, Telecommunication Services, and Utilities sectors. Investor-Edge looks at some of the equities which attracted the most attention and traded the most shares during the session. These include Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX), SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM), Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:BRCD) and Merck & Company Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Free technical research on FCX, SLM, BRCD and MRK can be downloaded upon signing up at:



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Shares in Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. traded between $34.93 and $35.29 before ending the day at $35.05, up 0.17%. The company's stock reported a trading volume of 5.45 million shares on Monday, which was below to its three months average volume of 10.24 million shares. Although, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.'s shares have declined 7.13% since start of this year, it has advanced 6.18% in the last one month and 5.67% in the previous three months. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 13.85. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index gained 4.83% in the last three months, while the S&P 500 Index advanced 3.08% during the same period. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $33.09 and $33.75, respectively. Additionally, the company's stock has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 60.24. Sign up today to read free research on FCX at:



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On Monday, SLM Corp.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 5.63 million shares, which was close to its three months average volume of 6.81 million shares. The stock finished the day at $8.86, which was 0.78% lower to its previous day's closing, and registered an intraday range of $8.83 and $8.92. SLM Corp.'s shares have fallen by 0.45% in the previous three trading sessions and 5.64% on YTD basis. However, the stock has gained 4.59% in the last three months. The S&P 500 Financials Sector Index gained 2.18% in the last three months, while the NASDAQ Composite Index declined 2.65% during the same period. SLM Corp.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $8.95 and $8.94, respectively. Furthermore, shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 3.11 and have an RSI of 48.77. Sign up today to read free research on SLM at:



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On Monday, shares in Brocade Communications Systems Inc. advanced 2.95%, to close the day at $8.72. The stock recorded a trading volume of 5.14 million shares, below to its three months average volume of 6.24 million shares. The stock oscillated between $8.41 and $8.78 during the trading session. Although, Brocade Communications Systems Inc.'s shares have gained 4.56% in the previous three trading sessions, it has declined 9.54% in the previous three months and 1.64% since the beginning of this year. The S&P 500 Information Technology Sector Index gained 2.29% in the last one month, while the NASDAQ Composite Index edged 0.74% higher during the same period. Brocade Communications Systems Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Further, the stock's 50-day moving average of $9.62 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $8.75. Moreover, shares of the company have an RSI of 36.92. Sign up today to read free research on BRCD at:



http://www.investor-edge.com/2753-BRCD-20May2014.pdf



Shares in Merck & Co. Inc. closed Monday's session 0.86% higher at $56.35. A total of 7.52 million shares were traded, which was much below its three months average volume of 11.11 million shares. The stock moved between $55.62 and $56.37 during the session. Merck & Co. Inc.'s shares have gained 2.38% in the last three months and 12.59% since the beginning of 2014. However, the stock has edged 0.04% lower in the previous three trading sessions. Share of the company traded at a PE ratio of 16.19. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index advanced 2.68% in the last one month, while the S&P 500 Index has gained 1.08% during the same period. The company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average of $51.28, while the 200-day moving average is below Merck & Co. Inc.'s 50-day moving average of $56.41. Further, the stock has an RSI of 46.13. Sign up today to read free research on MRK at:



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Referenced Stocks: BRCD, FCX, MRK, SLM


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