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Early Morning Insight: Hudson City Bancorp Inc., First Niagara Financial Group Inc., People's United Financial Inc., and Capitol Federal Financial Inc.

LONDON, October 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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The U.S. equity market posted gains on Friday, October 25, 2013. All three benchmark indexes edged higher, with the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ Composite gaining 0.44%, 0.39% and 0.37% respectively. Shares in the savings and loans industry finished mostly higher, tracking gains in the broader market. The major movers in the industry included Hudson City Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: HCBK), First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG), People's United Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), and Capitol Federal Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: CFFN). All these companies are tracked by Download free technical analysis and charting reports on HCBK, FNFG, PBCT, and CFFN now at:

On Friday, Hudson City Bancorp Inc.'s stock ended the session 0.44% lower than the previous day's price of $9.03. The company's shares oscillated between $8.94 and $9.07 before closing the day at $8.99. A total of 7.87 million shares were traded, which is significantly above the daily average volume of 3.70 million. The company's shares have declined 1.43% in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.29% during the same period. Additionally, Hudson City Bancorp Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $8.88. Download free research on HCBK today by registering at:

First Niagara Financial Group Inc.'s stock edged higher on Friday, tracking gains in the broader market. The company's shares closed the day at $11.13, up 0.18% from the previous day's price of $11.11. A total of 5.36 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 3.25 million. The company's shares have gained 8.59% in the previous one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 4.02% during the same period. Furthermore, First Niagara Financial Group Inc.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $11.21 and also above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $10.43 and $9.57, respectively. Sign up and have access to our free report on FNFG at:

People's United Financial Inc.'s stock gained 1.03% on Friday, as the U.S. equity market ended the week on a positive note. The company's shares closed the day at $14.71, after fluctuating between $14.50 and $14.72 during the trading session. A total of 2.81 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.94 million. The company's shares have gained 1.87% in the previous three trading sessions, compared to a gain of 0.29% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Further, People's United Financial Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $14.52 and $13.92, respectively. Sign up and read the complimentary report on PBCT at:

Shares in Capitol Federal Financial Inc. closed the day 0.46% higher at $13.16, hitting a new 52-week high of $13.21 after vacillating between $13.08 and $13.21 during Friday' session. A total of 0.53 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.65 million. The company's shares have gained 6.30% in the last one month and 1.08% in the previous three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 4.02% and 0.29% during the respective periods. Moreover, Capitol Federal Financial Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $12.54 and $12.18, respectively. The free report on CFFN can be downloaded by signing up now at:



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