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LONDON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The trading session on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 ended on a higher note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 16,535.37, up 0.53% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,103.54, up 0.72%. The S&P 500 ended the day 0.48% higher at 1,878.33. The gains were broad based as eight out of ten sectors finished on a higher note. Investor-Edge looks at some of the equities that hit a new 52-week high during the last session. These include ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), Precision Drilling Corp. (NYSE: PDS), Orange S.A. (NYSE: ORAN) and Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE: WLK). Free technical research on COP, PDS, ORAN and WLK can be downloaded upon signing up at:
Shares in ConocoPhillips stock ended the day at $74.68, up 0.04%, hitting a new 52-week high of $75.34. A total of 5.24 million shares were traded, which is below its three months average volume of 5.80 million shares. The stock moved between $74.67 and $75.34 during the session. Over the last one month and the previous three months, shares in ConocoPhillips have gained 6.15% and 13.46%, respectively. Moreover, since the beginning of the year, the company's stock has gained an upside of 5.70%. The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index mapped a gain of 0.42% during the session and 5.11% in the last one month. The company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Further, the stock's 50-day moving average of $68.95 is below its 200-day moving average of $69.10. ConocoPhillips's stock traded at a PE ratio of 14.61 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 70.61. Sign up today to read free research on COP at:
On Tuesday, Precision Drilling Corp.'s stock oscillated between $12.61 and $13.30, hitting a new 52-week high of $13.30. The company's shares closed the day 4.74% higher at $13.03. Precision Drilling Corp.'s stock reported a trading volume of 4.91 million shares, much above its three months average volume of 2.25 million shares. Precision Drilling Corp.'s shares have advanced 4.32% in the previous three trading sessions, 11.75% in the last one month and 39.06% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index mapped a gain of 0.42% during the session and 10.94% in the previous three months. Precision Drilling Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $11.49 and $10.20, respectively. Moreover, shares of the company have an RSI of 57.77. Sign up today to read free research on PDS at:
Shares in Orange S.A. gained 2.94% on Tuesday, finishing the day at $15.40, hitting a new 52-week high of $15.58. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.04 million shares, which is above its three months average volume of 0.68 million shares. The stock oscillated between $15.36 and $15.58 during the trading session. Over the last three trading sessions and in past one month, shares in Orange S.A. have gained 1.65% and 5.70%, respectively. Additionally, the stock has surged 24.70% since the start of this year. The S&P 500 Telecommunication Services Sector Index mapped a gain of 0.67% during the session, and the index has gained 1.74% in the previous three trading sessions. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $14.08 and $12.51, respectively. Further, the stock has an RSI of 58.38. Sign up today to read free research on ORAN at:
On Tuesday, Westlake Chemical Corp.'s stock surged 9.88%, closing the day at $70.53, after hitting a new 52-week high of $73.38. The stock recorded a trading volume of 3.01 million shares, which is above its three month average volume of 0.69 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 15.56. Westlake Chemical Corp.'s shares have gained 7.24% in the previous three trading sessions and 7.79% in the last one month. Moreover, the stock has advanced 15.56% since the beginning of the year. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index mapped a gain of 0.74% during the session, and the index has advanced 7.03% in the last three months. Westlake Chemical Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $66.07 and $57.90, respectively. Furthermore, shares of the company have an RSI of 44.42. Sign up today to read free research on WLK at:
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