Airlines and Aruba Networks Attracting Major Trading Interest: DAL, UAL, CPHD, ARUN, GCI

Through most of the trading day on Friday, September 23, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 34.1 points to 10,702, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up 14.2 points to 2,469 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is up 1.3 points to 1,130. Here are some of today’s biggest gainers by price.

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Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $8.10, up 52 cents (+6.9%) from the previous close of $7.58. Delta Air Lines, Inc. operates as an airline, providing scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the United States and around the world.

Stock Price Performance: From June 28, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.81 (-19.3%) from $9.39 to $7.58. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 25, 2011 and May 3, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 16.9% (+$1.52). It saw one of its worst periods between April 12, 2011 and April 25, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 9.1% (-90 cents).

The stock price is up for United Continental Holdings, Inc (NYSE:UAL), as shares are trading at $20.55, up $1.31 (+6.8%) from the previous close of $19.24.

Stock Price Performance: From June 28, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.04 (-17.4%) from $23.28 to $19.24. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 9, 2011 and September 20, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 17.1% (+$3.04). It saw one of its worst periods between May 19, 2011 and June 7, 2011 when shares fell for 13 straight trading days, falling 17.9% (-$4.78).

The stock price is up for CEPHEID (NASDAQ:CPHD), as shares are trading at $37.85, which is $2.17 (+6.1%) higher than the previous close of $35.68.

Stock Price Performance: From August 24, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.27 (6.8%) from $33.41 to $35.68. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 9, 2011 and September 19, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 14.8% (+$4.94). It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 20.1% (-$7.58).

The stock price is up for ARUBA NETWORKS INC (NASDAQ:ARUN), as shares are trading at $21.11, up $1.48 (+7.5%) from the previous close of $19.63.

Stock Price Performance: From June 28, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.46 (-32.5%) from $29.09 to $19.63. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 8, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 16.6% (+$3.54). It saw one of its worst periods between August 12, 2011 and August 19, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 29.1% (-$6.72).

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $9.05, up 50 cents (+5.8%) from the previous close of $8.55. Gannett is an international news and information company operating mainly in the realms of publishing, digital and broadcasting.

Stock Price Performance: From June 28, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.15 (-37.6%) from $13.70 to $8.55. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 30, 2010 and December 8, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 20.7% (+$2.67). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 26.1% (-$3.52).

 

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