Welcome!

News Feed Item

Momentum Indicators for Banking Equities -- Research on First Niagara Financial, Valley National Bancorp, Susquehanna Bancshares, and Umpqua Holdings

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.

LONDON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Tuesday, April 08, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,112.99, up 0.81%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished 0.06% higher at 16,256.14, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,851.96, up 0.38%. During the session, positive momentum was observed in Utilities, Consumer Discretionary, and Energy sectors, while the Health Care, Telecommunication Services, and Industrials sectors exerted a drag. The S&P 500 Financials Sector Index advanced 0.13% to finish the day at 294.69, while the same has fallen by 2.05% in last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG), Valley National Bancorp (NYSE: VLY), Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: SUSQ) and Umpqua Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: UMPQ). Free technical research on FNFG, VLY, SUSQ and UMPQ can be downloaded upon signing up at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/935-register

Shares in First Niagara Financial Group Inc. reported a trading volume of 4.79 million shares, as compared with its three months average volume of 4.69 million shares. The stock ended the day at $9.38, up 0.97% and at an intraday range of $9.25 and $9.42. The company's shares traded at a PE ratio of 12.34. First Niagara Financial Group Inc.'s shares have advanced 0.75% in the last month, while the stock has fallen by 1.37% in the previous three trading sessions and 11.68% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average. First Niagara Financial Group Inc.'s 200-day moving average of $10.16 is above its 50-day moving average of $8.97. Furthermore, the stock has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 51.00. Sign up today to read free research on FNFG at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/935-FNFG-09Apr2014.pdf

On Tuesday, shares in Valley National Bancorp. edged 0.19% lower to close the day at $10.53. The stock recorded a trading volume of 3.14 million shares as compared with its three months average volume of 1.34 million shares. The stock oscillated between $10.45 and $10.71 during the trading session. The company's shares traded at a PE ratio of 16.84. Valley National Bancorp.'s shares have gained 1.25% in the last one month and 4.05% on YTD basis, while the same has edged lower by 0.19% in the previous three trading sessions. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $10.06 and $10.04, respectively. Additionally, the stock has an RSI of 59.52. Sign up today to read free research on VLY at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/935-VLY-09Apr2014.pdf

Susquehanna Bancshares Inc.'s shares finished the session 0.09% lower at $11.38. A total of 1.18 million shares were traded, which is below its three months average volume of 1.57 million shares. The stock fluctuated between $11.28 and $11.49 during the session. The company's shares traded at a PE ratio of 12.17. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc.'s stock has fallen by 2.40% in the previous three trading sessions and 11.37% on YTD basis, while the same has advanced 1.88% in the last one month. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc.'s 200-day moving average of $12.32 is above its 50-day moving average of $10.98. Further, the stock has an RSI of 54.88. Sign up today to read free research on SUSQ at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/935-SUSQ-09Apr2014.pdf

Umpqua Holdings Corp.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 0.89 million shares, as compared with its three months average volume of 1.12 million shares. The stock ended the day at $18.40, down 0.43%, after vacillating between $18.28 and $18.70. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 19.92. Umpqua Holdings Corp.'s shares have declined 3.92% in the previous three trading sessions, 2.08% in the last one month and 3.87% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $18.00 and $17.33, respectively. Additionally, shares of the company have an RSI of 49.25. Sign up today to read free research on UMPQ at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/935-UMPQ-09Apr2014.pdf


===============
EDITOR'S NOTES:
===============

1. This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned.

2. Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by Namrata Maheshwari, a CFA charterholder. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. If you notice any errors or omissions, please notify us below.

3. This information is submitted as a net-positive to companies mentioned, to increase awareness for mentioned companies to our subscriber base and the investing public.

4. If you wish to have your company covered in more detail by our team, or wish to learn more about our services, please contact us at pubco [at] www.investor-edge.com.

5. For any urgent concerns or inquiries, please contact us at compliance [at] www.investor-edge.com.

6. Are you a public company? Would you like to see similar coverage on your company? Send us a full investors' package to research [at] www.investor-edge.com for consideration.

COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE
Content is researched, written and reviewed on a best-effort basis. This document, article or report is prepared and authored by Investor-edge. An outsourced research services provider represented by Namrata Maheshwari, CFA, has only reviewed the information provided by Investor-edge in this article or report according to the Procedures outlined by Investor-edge. Investor-edge is not entitled to veto or interfere in the application of such procedures by the outsourced provider to the articles, documents or reports, as the case may be.

NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE
Investor-edge makes no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness or fitness for a purpose (investment or otherwise), of the information provided in this document. This information is not to be construed as personal financial advice. Readers are encouraged to consult their personal financial advisor before making any decisions to buy, sell or hold any securities mentioned herein.

NO WARRANTY OR LIABILITY ASSUMED
Investor-edge is not responsible for any error which may be occasioned at the time of printing of this document or any error, mistake or shortcoming. No liability is accepted by Investor-edge whatsoever for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from the use of this document. Investor-edge expressly disclaims any fiduciary responsibility or liability for any consequences, financial or otherwise arising from any reliance placed on the information in this document. Investor-edge does not (1) guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or correct sequencing of the information, or (2) warrant any results from use of the information. The included information is subject to change without notice.

CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.


SOURCE Investor-Edge

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Yuasa System will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Yuasa System is introducing a multi-purpose endurance testing system for flexible displays, OLED devices, flexible substrates, flat cables, and films in smartphones, wearables, automobiles, and healthcare.
The session is centered around the tracing of systems on cloud using technologies like ebpf. The goal is to talk about what this technology is all about and what purpose it serves. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Shashank Jain, Development Architect at SAP, will touch upon concepts of observability in the cloud and also some of the challenges we have. Generally most cloud-based monitoring tools capture details at a very granular level. To troubleshoot problems this might not be good enough.
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
Organizations do not need a Big Data strategy; they need a business strategy that incorporates Big Data. Most organizations lack a road map for using Big Data to optimize key business processes, deliver a differentiated customer experience, or uncover new business opportunities. They do not understand what’s possible with respect to integrating Big Data into the business model.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities – ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups. As a result, many firms employ new business models that place enormous impor...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Taica will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Taica manufacturers Alpha-GEL brand silicone components and materials, which maintain outstanding performance over a wide temperature range -40C to +200C. For more information, visit http://www.taica.co.jp/english/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dasher Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dasher Technologies, Inc. ® is a premier IT solution provider that delivers expert technical resources along with trusted account executives to architect and deliver complete IT solutions and services to help our clients execute their goals, plans and objectives. Since 1999, we'v...
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, will discuss how they b...
We all know that end users experience the Internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices – not doing so will be a path to eventual b...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MIRAI Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MIRAI Inc. are IT consultants from the public sector whose mission is to solve social issues by technology and innovation and to create a meaningful future for people.
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale, a leading provider of systems and services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale has been involved in shaping the computing landscape. They've designed, developed and deployed some of the most important and successful systems and services in the history of the computing industry - internet, Ethernet, operating s...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant tha...