Before the Bell Scans of First Niagara, New York Community, People's United, and Capitol Federal PR Newswire LONDON, March 14, 2013 LONDON, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savings & loans were adversely impacted by the financial crisis of 2009. However, the industry has emerged stronger from the crisis, with healthier balance sheets. However, savings and loans banks such as First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG), New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: NYCB), People's United Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), and Capitol Federal Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: CFFN) face increasing competition from commercial banks. Record low interest rates have also squeezed banks' net interest margin. On Wednesday, savings and loans banks ended mostly higher, tracking gains in the broad market. StockCall has taken an interest in these companies and you can now sign up to download the free technical research on FNFG, NYCB, PBCT, and CFFN at http://www.stockcall.com/registration Shares of First Niagara Financial Group Inc. edged higher in Wednesday's trading session; however, the gains were limited. The stock closed 0.60% higher at $8.44 on volume of 3.12 million. The Savings & Loans bank's shares have gained more than 1% for the week. Year-to-date, the stock has gained more than 6%, compared to a gain of 9% for the S&P 500. First Niagara Financial's shares have had an excellent run over the past couple of weeks. The stock has seen a series of highs in the last two weeks and has also broken through $8.30 resistance level. Recent volume activity and the stock's MACD chart suggest that market sentiment is bullish on the stock. Sign up today to read the free research report on FNFG at http://www.StockCall.com/FNFG031413.pdf Shares of New York Community Bancorp Inc. also posted modest gains in yesterday's trading session. The stock closed 0.50% higher at $14.04 on volume of 2.67 million. The bank's shares are currently trading close to their 52-week high of $15.05. The stock has gained more than 7% so far this year. Its shares have broken through $13.80 resistance level recently, which is a bullish signal. The bullish trend is further confirmed by recent volume activity and stock's MACD chart. Register to download the free technical analysis on NYCB at http://www.StockCall.com/NYCB031413.pdf Shares of People's United Financial Inc. gained in Wednesday's session. The stock closed 0.23% higher at $13.30 on above average volume of 3.24 million. The company's shares are trading close to their 52-week high of $13.58. Year-to-date, the stock has gained more than 10%, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 9% in the same period. People's United shares have seen a series of highs since the start of this year. However, the stock's MACD has just crossed below the signal line, which indicates that market sentiment has turned bearish on the stock. Free report on PBCT can be accessed by registering at http://www.StockCall.com/PBCT031413.pdf Shares of Capitol Federal Financial Inc. posted small losses in its previous trading session. The stock closed 0.17% lower at $11.92 on volume of 544,343 yesterday. In the last three sessions, the stock has fallen more than 1%. Capitol Federal Financial's shares have underperformed the broad market this year, gaining nearly 2%. The stock has just slipped below $12 support level, which is a bearish signal. The bearish trend is further confirmed by recent volume activity and the stock's MACD chart. Register with StockCall and download the research on CFFN for free at http://www.StockCall.com/CFFN031413.pdf About StockCall.com StockCall.com is a financial website where investors can have easy, precise and comprehensive research and opinions on stocks making the headlines. Sign up today to talk to our financial analyst at http://www.stockcall.com SOURCE StockCall.com Contact: William T. Knight, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Contact Number: +1(646)396-9857 (9:00 am EST - 01:30 pm EST)
Before the Bell Scans of First Niagara, New York Community, People's United, and Capitol Federal
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