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LONDON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The markets on Friday, April 25, 2014 ended on a lower note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day at 16,361.46, down 0.85%, and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,075.56, down 1.75%. The S&P 500 finished the session 0.81% lower at 1,863.40. During the trading session, eight out of ten sectors finished negative. Investor-Edge looks at some of the equities that hit a new 52-week high during the last session. These include DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE: DV), LifePoint Hospitals Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT), Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) and Unit Corp. (NYSE: UNT). Free technical research on DV, LPNT, PSX and UNT can be downloaded upon signing up at:
On Friday, DeVry Education Group Inc.'s stock oscillated between $44.40 and $47.73, hitting a new 52-week high of $47.73.The company closed the day 13.95% higher at $45.99. The company's stock reported a trading volume of 3.23 million shares, much above its three months average volume of 0.62 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 19.45. DeVry Education Group Inc.'s shares have surged 14.72% in the last one month, 22.31% in the previous three months and 29.55% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Sector Index mapped a loss of 1.67% during the session, and the index has declined 0.42% in the last three months. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $40.41 and $35.25, respectively. Further, shares of the company have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 73.30. On April 24, 2014, DeVry Education Group Inc. announced its Q3 FY2014 financial results (period ended March 31, 2014). The company reported net income of $55.5 million compared with $56.8 million in Q3 FY2013. Sign up today to read free research on DV at:
Shares of LifePoint Hospitals Inc. gained 6.28% on Friday, finishing the day at $56.87, hitting a new 52-week high of $57.13. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.68 million shares, above to its three months average volume of 0.62 million shares. The stock fluctuated between $54.18 and $57.13 during the trading session. Over the previous three trading sessions and last one month, LifePoint Hospitals Inc.'s shares have gained 8.97% and 6.32%, respectively. The stock has advanced 7.63% since the start of this year. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index mapped a loss of 0.74% during the session, while the index has gained 2.54% in the last three months. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Additionally, LifePoint Hospitals Inc.'s 50-day moving average of $53.20 is above its 200-day moving average of $50.77. Additionally, the stock traded at a PE ratio of 19.75 and has an RSI of 69.84.On the same day, the company announced its Q1 2014 financial results. The company reported net income of $37.1 million or $0.78 compared to $32.4 million or $0.69 in Q1 2013. Sign up today to read free research on LPNT at:
On Friday, shares of Phillips 66 ended the day at $82.59, up 0.02%, hitting a new 52-week high of $83.10. A total of 2.55 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 3.52 million shares. The stock moved between $82.03 and $83.10 during the session. Over last one month and previous three months, Phillips 66's shares have gained 7.46% and 10.27%, respectively. Moreover, the company's stock has gained an upside of 7.08% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index registered a loss of 0.44% during the session, and the index has gained 9.52% in the previous three months. The company's shares are trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $78.07 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $68.28. Phillips 66's stock traded at a PE ratio of 14.80 and has an RSI of 64.88. Sign up today to read free research on PSX at:
On Friday, Unit Corp.'s stock edged 0.01% lower, closing the day at $67.24, after hitting a new 52-week high of $67.64. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.35 million shares, above its three months average volume of 0.30 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 18.45. Unit Corp.'s shares have surged 6.61% in the last one month, 32.75% in the previous three months and 30.26% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index reported a loss of 0.44% during the session, while the index has advanced 4.39% in the last one month. Unit Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $62.07 and $51.93, respectively. Furthermore, shares of the company have an RSI of 70.22. Sign up today to read free research on UNT at:
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