|By PR Newswire||
|April 10, 2014 01:30 PM EDT||
LONDON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The trading session on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 ended on a higher note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 16,437.18, up 1.11%, and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,183.90, up 1.72%. The S&P 500 finished the session 1.09% higher at 1,872.18. The session saw a positive impact from Information Technology, Health Care and Materials sectors along with a drag from Utilities and Telecommunication Services sectors. Investor-Edge looks at some of the equities which attracted the most attention and traded the most shares during the session. These include Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (NYSE: AHT), Dejour Energy Inc. (NYSE: DEJ), North American Palladium Ltd (NYSE: PAL) and Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD). Free technical research on AHT, DEJ, PAL and GILD can be downloaded upon signing up at:
On Wednesday, Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc.'s shares recorded heavy trading as a total of 9.04 million shares changed hands, as compared with its three-month average volume of 0.76 million shares. The stock traded at an intraday trading range of $10.41 and $10.63, before closing the day at $10.58, down 5.54%. The stock has have fallen by 4.60% in the last one month, while the stock has rallied 27.16% in the previous three months and 27.78% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Financials Sector Index mapped a loss of 0.10% in the previous three months, while the S&P 500 gained 1.85% during the same period. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $10.49 and $8.79, respectively. On the same day, the company announced that it has priced its follow-on public offering of 7,500,000 shares of common stock at $10.70 per share. Sign up today to read free research on AHT at:
Dejour Energy Inc.'s stock recorded heavy trading as a total of 7.77 million shares changed hands, against its three-month average volume of 1.75 million shares. On Wednesday, the stock finished the day at $0.27, up 11.02% and at an intraday range of $0.23 and $0.29, hitting a new 52-week high of $0.29. Dejour Energy Inc.'s shares have surged 92.46% in the last one month, 67.72% in the previous three trading sessions, and 126.50% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index mapped a gain of 2.95% in the last one month, while the NASDAQ Composite Index declined 3.51% during the same period. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $0.19 and $0.18, respectively. Additionally, the company's shares have an RSI of 58.56. Sign up today to read free research on DEJ at:
Shares in North American Palladium Ltd saw heavy trading as a total of 15.66 million shares changed hands, against its three-month average volume of 6.48 million shares. On Wednesday, the stock closed the day at $0.35, down 12.26% with an intraday fluctuation between $0.34 and $0.39. Shares of North American Palladium Ltd have lost 28.52% in the last one month and 47.03% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index gained 4.43% in the previous three months, while the NASDAQ Composite Index advanced 0.67% during the same period. The stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $0.43 and $0.76, respectively. On April 08, 2014, the company announced that, it is pleased to provide an update on the proposed second tranche of its previously announced public offering of 7.5% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures, including an amendment to the terms and expected closing schedule. Sign up today to read free research on PAL at:
Gilead Sciences Inc.'s shares saw heavy trading as a total of 20.67 million shares changed hands on Wednesday, as compared with its three-month average volume of 14.16 million shares. The stock ended the day at $70.65, up 0.91%, after trading at an intraday range of $69.86 and $71.29. Shares in Gilead Sciences Inc. have declined 11.22% in the last one month and 5.93% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index advanced 2.86% in the previous three months, while the S&P 500 gained 1.85% during the same period. The company's shares are trading at a PE ratio of 37.70 and above its 200-day moving average of $68.77. Moreover, the company's shares have an RSI of 35.79. Sign up today to read free research on GILD at:
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