These Stocks Are Attracting Major Trading Interest This Morning

Through the opening portion of the trading day on Friday, September 2, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 175 points to 11,318, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is down 39 points to 2,506 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 20 points to 1,183. Here are some of today’s biggest gainers by price. As disappointing jobs data buzz kills investors on Friday, the market is rewarding gold, silver and mining stocks to name a few.

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $63.52, up $4.06 (+6.8%) from the previous close of $59.46. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of therapeutics to treat human disorders and conditions.

Stock Price Performance: From August 4, 2011, to September 1, 2011, the stock price had risen $11.74 (24.6%) from $47.72 to $59.46. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 23, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 16.9% (+$6.66). It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 15.3% (-$8.10).

The stock price is up for Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE:CDE), as shares are trading at $29.31, up $1.17 (+4.2%) from the previous close of $28.14.

Stock Price Performance: From June 8, 2011, to September 1, 2011, the stock price had risen $4 (16.6%) from $24.14 to $28.14. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 24, 2011 and March 4, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 30% (+$8.00). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 12.4% (-$3.43).

The stock price is up for FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP ORDINARY SHARES (CANADA) (NYSE:AG), as shares are trading at $24.69, which is 76 cents (+3.2%) higher than the previous close of $23.93.

Stock Price Performance: From June 8, 2011, to September 1, 2011, the stock price had risen $6.37 (36.3%) from $17.56 to $23.93. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 27, 2010 and November 8, 2010 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 53.5% (+$3.85). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 16.9% (-$3.58).

Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $7.91, up 34 cents (+4.4%) from the previous close of $7.57. Hecla Mining Company is engaged in the discovery, acquisition, development, production and marketing of silver, gold, lead and zinc.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 1, 2011, the stock price had fallen 49 cents (-6.1%) from $8.06 to $7.57. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 6, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 25.1% (+$2.21). It saw one of its worst periods between May 27, 2011 and June 6, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 9.8% (-83 cents).

Shares of SPROTT PHYSICAL GOLD TRUST ETV (NYSE:PHYS) are trading at $16.44, up 50 cents (+3.1%) from the previous close of $15.95.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 1, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.61 (19.6%) from $13.34 to $15.95. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between July 1, 2011 and July 14, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 10.5% (+$1.35). It saw one of its worst periods between September 2, 2010 and September 13, 2010 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 4.9% (-58 cents).

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