5 Stocks Climbing This Morning as Dow Jones Industrial Average is Above 11,200

Through morning trading on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, these stocks are helping the Energy (NYSE:XLE) sector today. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Seadrill Limited (NYSE:SDRL) is among the top price gainers in the sector today. Its shares are trading at $30.32, up 23 cents (+0.7%) from a previous close of $30.10. Seadrill Limited, an offshore drilling contractor, provides drilling and well services to the oil and gas industries worldwide. The company also offers platform drilling, well intervention, and engineering services.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $5.57 (-15.6%) from $35.67 to $30.10. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 8.4% (+$2.77) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 6.8% (-$2.43) over that span.

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $43.28, up 37 cents (+0.9%) from a previous close of $42.91. Peabody Energy Corporation mines steam coal for sale mainly to electric utilities and metallurgical coal for sale to industrial customers.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $18.62 (-30.3%) from $61.53 to $42.91. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between July 14, 2011 and July 22, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 5.7% (+$3.33) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 26.9% (-$15.42) over that span.

EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) is among the top price gainers in the sector today. Its shares are trading at $54.41, up 41 cents (+0.6%) from a previous close of $54.07. EQT Corporation offers energy products including natural gas, NGLs and a limited amount of crude oil and services to wholesale and retail customers in the United States.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $8.25 (-13.2%) from $62.32 to $54.07. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 6, 2011 and January 18, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 3.7% (+$1.68) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 1, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 24.4% (-$15.58) over that span.

Shares of Holly Corporation (NYSE:HOC) are trading at $68.03, up $1.18 (+1.8%) from a previous close of $66.85. Holly Corp is mainly an independent petroleum refiner which produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel.

Stock Price Performance: During May 4, 2011 to June 30, 2011, the stock price had risen $17.30 (33.2%) from $52.10 to $69.40. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 25, 2011 and February 8, 2011 when shares rose for 11-straight days, rising 30.7% (+$12.98) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 5, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 10.6% (-$6.86) over that span.

Questar Corporation (NYSE:STR) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $18.25, up 17 cents (+0.9%) from a previous close of $18.08. Questar Corporation is a natural gas-focused energy company with five major lines of business: gas and oil exploration and production; midstream field services; energy marketing; interstate gas transportation; and retail gas distribution.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.04 (6.1%) from $17.04 to $18.08. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 29, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 4.7% (+77 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between December 7, 2010 and December 15, 2010 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 4.4% (-77 cents) over that span.

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