Financial Sector Morning Assessment: Host Hotels & Resorts, Equity Residential, UDR Inc., and LaSalle Hotel Properties Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. PR Newswire LONDON, December 31, 2013 LONDON, December 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, December 30, 2013, the U.S. equity market fluctuated between gains and losses. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,841.07, down 0.02%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,504.29, up 0.16%; and the NASDAQ Composite Index finished at 4,154.20, down 0.06%. The S&P 500 Financials Sector Index closed the session at 293.54, down 0.13%; and the S&P 500 Real Estate Investment Trusts REITS Industry Index closed at 150.18, up 0.30%. The S&P 500 Real Estate Investment Trusts REITS Industry Index fell 0.68% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 9.49% during the same period. The major movers in the Financial Sector included Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.(NYSE: HST), Equity Residential(NYSE: EQR), UDR Inc.(NYSE: UDR), and LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO). AAAResearchReports.com free coverage on HST, EQR, UDR, and LHO is available upon registration at: http://www.aaaresearchreports.com/register/ Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.'s stock edged lower 0.16% on Monday, even as the US equity market finished on a mixed note. The company's shares finished the day at $19.32, after oscillating between $19.21 and $19.41 during the trading session. A total of 3.24 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 5.70 million. Despite Monday's decline, the company's shares have gained 4.94% in the previous one month, compared to a gain of 1.95% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Furthermore, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $19.57 and also above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $18.61 and $17.90, respectively. Download free technical research on HST by signing up at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/HST123113.pdf On Monday, Equity Residential's stock closed the day at $52.06, up 0.42% from the previous day's closing price of $51.84. The company's shares fluctuated between $51.76 and $52.24 during the trading session. A total of 1.27 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.92 million. The company's shares have advanced 1.07% in the previous three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.42% during the same period. However, Equity Residential's stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $52.54 and $55.11, respectively. Register now and get access to free analysis on EQR at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/EQR123113.pdf UDR Inc.'s stock edged 0.21% higher on Monday, finishing the day at $23.40, after vacillating between $23.32 and $23.51 during the trading session. A total of 1.11 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.46 million. The company's shares have gained 0.39% in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.42% during the same period. Moreover, UDR Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $24.02 and $24.36, respectively. Sign up and read our complimentary report on UDR at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/UDR123113.pdf Shares in LaSalle Hotel Properties oscillated between $30.99 and $31.29 before closing the day 0.19% higher at$31.21. A total of 0.21 million shares were traded on Monday, which is below the daily average volume of 0.85 million. The company's shares have gained 9.43% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 9.49% during the same period. However, shares in LaSalle Hotel Properties are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $30.98 and $27.69, respectively. The free report on LHO can be downloaded by signing up now at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/LHO123113.pdf ---- EDITOR 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 Ananya Ghosh, a CFA charterholder. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. 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Financial Sector Morning Assessment: Host Hotels & Resorts, Equity Residential, UDR Inc., and LaSalle Hotel Properties
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