|By PR Newswire||
|March 7, 2014 08:01 AM EST||
LONDON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The trading session on Thursday, March 06, 2014 ended on a mixed note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 16,421.89, up 0.38% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,352.13, down 0.13%. The S&P 500 finished the session 0.17% higher at 1,877.03. The gains were broad based with 7 of 10 sectors going up. During the session gains in the Financial, Energy and Industrial sectors positively impacted the broader market, while some retraction came in from Health Care, Utilities and Consumer Staples sectors. Investor-Edge.com looks at some of the equities which were most active during the session. These include Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS), Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), Office Depot Inc. (NYSE:ODP), and Sprint Corp. (NYSE:S). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at:
Staples Inc.'s stock saw heavy trading as a total of 69.14 million shares changed hands on Thursday, against a 3-month average volume of 8.84 million shares. The stock ended the day at $11.35, down 15.30% and at an intraday range of $11.6 and $12.01. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 9.70. Staples Inc.'s shares have lost 15.67% in the past 3 trading sessions, 14.47% in the last one month and 28.57% on YTD basis. The S&P Consumer Discretionary Sector Index mapped a gain of 6.45% in the last one-month, while the NASDAQ Composite has gained 7.27% during the same period. The stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Staples Inc.'s 200-day moving average of $15.20 is above the 50-day moving average of $14.05. The company's shares have an RSI of 48.11. Sign up and read the free notes on SPLS at:
Gilead Sciences Inc.'s shares saw heavy trading as a total of 21.94 million shares were exchanged as compared with the 3-month average volume of 11.51 million shares. On Thursday, the stock ended at $79.92, down 3.56%, after fluctuating between $78.50 and $83.42 during the session. The stock traded at a PE ratio of 42.65. Gilead Sciences Inc.'s shares have lost 1.88% in the past 3 trading sessions, while the stock has gained 4.47% in the last one month and 6.42% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index mapped a gain of 7.52% in the past one month, as compared to the NASDAQ Composite which gained 7.27% during the same period. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $79.00 and $66.16. The company's shares are trading at an RSI of 55.60. The complimentary notes on GILD can be downloaded as in PDF format at:
On Thursday, shares in Office Depot Inc. saw heavy trading as a total of 21.28 million shares changed hands, against a 3-month average volume of 10.49 million shares. The stock ended the day at $4.63, down 5.70%. During the session, it traded in a range of $4.60 and $4.76. Office Depot Inc.'s shares have declined 4.93% in the past 3 trading sessions, 7.58% in the last one month, and 12.48% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Sector Index mapped a gain of 1.91% in the previous three trading sessions, while the S&P 500 was up by 1.70% during the same period. The stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Office Depot Inc.'s 200-day moving average of $4.76 is below the 50-day moving average of $5.03. The stock is trading at an RSI of 45.60. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on ODP at:
Shares in Sprint Corp. saw heavy trading as a total of 19.96 million shares changed hands on Thursday, as compared with the 3-month average volume of 20.96 million shares. The stock ended the day at $8.88, down 2.63%, and at an intraday range of $8.75 and $9.25. Sprint Corp's shares have fallen by 0.57% in the past 3 trading sessions and 17.40% on YTD basis, while gaining 12.69% in the last one month. The S&P 500 Telecommunication Services Sector Index mapped a gain of 2.62% in the last one-month, whereas the S&P 500 went up by 5.84% during the same period. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average of $8.94. The company's shares have an RSI of 61.64. The complete research on S is available for free at:
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