|By PR Newswire||
|April 25, 2014 11:30 AM EDT||
LONDON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
On Thursday, April 24, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,148.34, up 0.52%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session flat at 16,501.65, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,878.61, up 0.17%. During the trading session, four out of ten sectors finished on a higher note. The S&P 500 Consumer Staples Sector Index ended the day at 448.53, up 0.31%, with the index also advancing 2.76% in the previous one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM), Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) and Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO). Free technical research on MO, PM, RAI and LO can be downloaded upon signing up at:
Altria Group Inc.'s stock finished Thursday's session 0.23% higher at $38.40. A total of 8.46 million shares were traded, close to its three months average volume of 8.76 million shares. The stock moved between $38.07 and $38.80 during the trading session. Over the last one month and the previous three months, Altria Group Inc.'s shares have gained 4.66% and 2.95%, respectively. Additionally, since the beginning of this year, the company's stock has gained an upside of 0.03%. The company's shares are trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $36.79 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $36.32. Altria Group Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 15.74 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 62.79. Sign up today to read free research on MO at:
On Thursday, shares of Philip Morris International Inc. fluctuated between $83.01 and $84.01 before ending the session 0.17% higher at $83.49. Philip Morris International Inc.'s stock reported a trading volume of 3.70 million shares, below its three months average volume of 5.61 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 15.75. Philip Morris International Inc.'s shares have advanced 3.82% in the last one month, while the same has lost 0.01% in the previous three trading sessions and 4.18% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average. Philip Morris International Inc.'s 200-day moving average of $85.04 is above its 50-day moving average of $81.17. Moreover, shares of the company have an RSI of 56.24. Sign up today to read free research on PM at:
Reynolds American Inc.'s stock edged 0.99% higher, to close the day at $53.93. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.88 million shares, close to its three months average volume of 2.99 million shares. The stock oscillated between $53.17 and $54.24 during the trading session. Over the past one month and since the start of this year, Reynolds American Inc.'s shares have gained 1.11% and 7.88%, respectively. However, the stock has declined 2.09% in last three trading sessions. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $52.55 and $50.47, respectively. Additionally, the stock traded at a PE ratio of 16.91 and has an RSI of 47.39. Sign up today to read free research on RAI at:
On Thursday, shares of Lorillard Inc. recorded a trading volume of 3.36 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 3.64 million shares. The stock ended the day at $54.06, which was 0.76% higher than its previous day's closing of $53.65, and registered an intraday range of $53.11 and $54.94. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 17.28. Although Lorillard Inc.'s shares have lost 1.35% in the previous three trading sessions, while the same has advanced 3.60% in the last one month and 6.67% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $51.75 and $48.53, respectively. Furthermore, shares of the company have an RSI of 53.81. Sign up today to read free research on LO at:
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