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Financial Equities under Review -- Research on State Street, American Capital, PennantPark Investment, and Lazard

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LONDON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The trading session on Monday, March 24, 2014 ended on a lower note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 16,276.69, down 0.16% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,226.39, down 1.18%. The S&P 500 finished the session 0.49% lower at 1,857.44. The losses were broad based as eight of ten sectors ended the session in negative. The S&P 500 Financials Sector Index finished the day at 301.61, down 0.23%, while the same has advanced 3.60% in the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: State Street Corp. (NYSE: STT), American Capital Ltd (NASDAQ: ACAS), PennantPark Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: PNNT) and Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ). Free technical research on STT, ACAS, PNNT and LAZ can be downloaded upon signing up at:

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On Monday, Shares in State Street Corp. gained 2.03% to finish the day at 70.21. A total of 5.07 million shares were traded, which is above a three months average volume of 2.66 million. The company's shares oscillated between $69.18 and $70.77 during the session. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 14.57. State Street Corp.'s shares have advanced 6.14% in the previous three trading sessions, 1.65% in the last one month, while the shares have declined 4.33% on YTD basis. The company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. State Street Corp.'s 200-day moving average of $68.92 is above the 50-day moving average of $68.59. Additionally, the stock is trading at a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 57.54. Sign up today to read free research on STT at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/476-STT-24Mar2014.pdf

American Capital Ltd's shares recorded a trading volume of 2.13 million shares, as compared with a three months average volume of 2.77 million shares. The stock traded at an intraday trading range of $14.58 and $14.89, before closing the day at $14.59, down 1.22%. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 313.70. American Capital Ltd's shares have declined 0.95% in the previous three trading sessions, 5.99% in the last one month and 6.71% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $14.20. Furthermore, the stock is trading at an RSI of 37.91. Sign up today to read free research on ACAS at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/476-ACAS-24Mar2014.pdf

On Monday, shares in PennantPark Investment Corp. registered a trading volume of 0.47 million shares, as compared with a three months average volume of 0.42 million shares. The stock ended the day at $11.03, up 0.09% and at an intraday range of $10.91 and $11.08. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 10.92. PennantPark Investment Corp.'s shares have advanced 0.46% in the previous three trading sessions, while the same has fallen by 5.32% in the last one month, and 4.91% on YTD basis. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. PennantPark Investment Corp.'s 200-day moving average of $11.37 is above the 50-day moving average of $11.28, respectively. Further, the stock is trading at an RSI of 40.55. Sign up today to read free research on PNNT at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/476-PNNT-24Mar2014.pdf

Lazard Ltd's stock declined 1.02% on Monday, closing the day at $45.73. The stock recorded trading volume of 0.54 million shares as compared to a three months average volume of 0.71 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 22.18. The stock fluctuated between $45.44 and $46.39 during the trading session. Lazard Ltd's shares have advanced 0.59% in the previous three trading sessions, 3.63% in the last one month and 0.90% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Lazard Ltd's 50-day moving average of $44.85 is above the 200-day moving average of $39.33. Moreover, the stock is trading at an RSI of 56.34. Sign up today to read free research on LAZ at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/476-LAZ-24Mar2014.pdf

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