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Specialty Retail Stocks Technical Insight -- Home Depot, Lowe's Cos, RadioShack, Conn's, and Rent-A-Center

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LONDON, August 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Thursday, August 07, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,334.97, down 0.46%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.46% lower at 16,368.27, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,909.57, down 0.56%. The losses were broad based as eight out of ten sectors ended the session in negative. The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Sector Index ended the day at 518.01, down 0.49%, and the index has declined 3.47% in the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), Lowe's Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW), RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH), Conn's Inc. (NASDAQ: CONN), and Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at:  


On Thursday, The Home Depot Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 4.05 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 6.04 million shares. The stock finished the day at $80.47, down 0.06%, and registered an intraday range of $80.29 and $81.07. The Home Depot Inc.'s shares have advanced 0.55% in the last three trading sessions and 4.40% in the past three months. However, the stock has declined 2.27% on YTD basis. Furthermore, the company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $80.40 is above its 200-day moving average of $79.23. Additionally, shares of The Home Depot Inc. traded at a PE ratio of 20.74 and have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 50.75. Sign up and read the free notes on HD at:


Lowe's Cos. Inc.'s stock fell by 0.37%, to close Thursday's session at $47.92, after oscillating between $47.80 and $48.50. The stock recorded a trading volume of 3.18 million shares, below its three months average volume of 5.40 million shares. Over the last one month and from the beginning of 2014, Lowe's Cos. Inc.'s shares have lost 0.60% and 3.29%, respectively. However, over the past three months, the stock has gained 6.23%. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 200-day moving average of $47.81 is above its 50-day moving average of $47.28. Further, Lowe's Cos. Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 21.02 and has an RSI of 55.77. The complimentary notes on LOW can be downloaded as in PDF format at:


On Thursday, shares in RadioShack Corp. finished the session 1.57% higher at $0.66. A total of 1.25 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 3.32 million shares. The stock moved between $0.63 and $0.68 during the session. Over the past three trading sessions, RadioShack Corp.'s shares have surged 19.09%. However, the stock has plummeted 26.40% over the last one month and 74.81% since the start of this year. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 200-day moving average of $1.97 is greater than its 50-day moving average of $0.99. Shares of RadioShack Corp. have an RSI of 33.04. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on RSH at:


Conn's Inc.'s stock fluctuated between $40.87 and $42.30 before ending Thursday's session down 2.86%, at $41.04. The stock reported a trading volume of 0.53 million shares, below its three months average volume of 0.78 million shares. Further, Conn's Inc.'s shares have gained 1.66% over the last three trading sessions and 0.59% over the past three months. However, the stock has declined 47.85% on YTD basis. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 200-day moving average of $51.62 is greater than its 50-day moving average of $45.24. Moreover, shares of Conn's Inc. traded at a PE ratio of 14.83 and have an RSI of 46.83. The complete research on CONN is available for free at:


Rent-A-Center Inc.'s stock declined 1.89%, to close Thursday's session at $24.42, after vacillating between $24.31 and $25.24. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.47 million shares, below its three months average volume of 0.66 million shares. Over the last one month and past three months, Rent-A-Center Inc.'s shares have lost 16.60% and 15.18%, respectively. Also, since the beginning of 2014, the stock has fallen by 26.75%. The stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 200-day moving average of $29.03 is above its 50-day moving average of $27.19. Further, Rent-A-Center Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 14.54 and has an RSI of 42.65. Free in depth research on RCII is available at:


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