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: http://www.investor-edge.com/1695-register 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: http://www.investor-edge.com/1695-MO-25Apr2014.pdf 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: http://www.investor-edge.com/1695-PM-25Apr2014.pdf 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: http://www.investor-edge.com/1695-RAI-25Apr2014.pdf 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: http://www.investor-edge.com/1695-LO-25Apr2014.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 Nidhi Vatsal, 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] http://www.investor-edge.com. 5. 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