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Early Morning Insight: SunTrust Banks Inc., The Blackstone Group, BB&T Corp., and Valley National Bancorp

LONDON, September 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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On Thursday, September 5, 2013, all three indexes of the US equity market ended higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day at 14,937.48, up 0.04%; the S&P 500 closed at 1,655.08, up 0.12%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at 3,658.79, up 0.27%. Shares in the financial sector ended mostly higher, tracking gains in the broader market. The major movers included Sun Trust Banks Inc. (NYSE:STI), Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT), and Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY). All these companies are tracked by Download free technical analysis and charting reports on STI, BX, BBT, and VLY now at:

Sun Trust Banks Inc.'s stock moved higher on Thursday, tracking gains in the broader market. The company's shares oscillated between $32.30 and $32.75 before finishing the day 0.59% higher at $32.55. A total of 3.11 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 3.70 million. Sun Trust Banks Inc.'s shares have gained 1.66% in the last three trading sessions and 3.17% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 1.35% and 2.87% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Further, the stock is currently trading above its 200-day moving average of $30.26. Download free research on STI today by registering at:

On Thursday, Blackstone Group LP's shares oscillated between $21.93 and $22.32 before closing the day at $21.99, which is 0.86% lower than the previous day's closing price of $22.18. A total of 1.87 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 4.75 million. The company's shares have gained 5.22% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500 which has advanced 2.87% during the same period. Moreover, Blackstone Group LP's stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $19.71. Sign up and have access to our free report on BX at:

BB&T Corporation's stock ended flat on Thursday, even as the broader market posted gains. The company's shares fluctuated between $33.81and $34.17 before finishing the day at $33.93. A total of 3.21 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 3.29 million. The company's shares have gained 4.46% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 2.87% during the same period. Furthermore, BB& T Corporation's stock is currently trading above its 200-day moving average of $31.80. Sign up and read the complimentary report on BBT at:

Shares in Valley National Bancorp ended slightly higher on Thursday, tracking gains in the broader market. The company's shares ended the day 0.40% higher at $10.12 after oscillating between $10.05 and $10.19. A total of 1.22 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.14 million. The company's stock has gained 11.33% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 2.87% during the same period. Further, Valley National Bancorp's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The free report on VLY can be downloaded by signing up now at:



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