2 Services Stocks Up in a Down Market

These are stocks helping the Services (NYSE:IYC) 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.

Jones Lang Lasalle Inc. (NYSE:JLL) is among the top price gainers in the market today. Its shares are trading at $66.99, up $2.16 (+3.3%) from a previous close of $64.83.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $29.67 (-31.4%) from $94.50 to $64.83. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 9, 2010 and December 22, 2010 when shares rose for 10-straight days, rising 8% (+$6.39) 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 26.7% (-$22.75) over that span.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) is one of the top price gainers today. Its stock price is $125.67, which is 10 cents (+0.1%) above the previous close of $125.57.

Stock Price Performance: During July 12, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $9.31 (-6.9%) from $134.88 to $125.57. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 8.6% (+$10.93) 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 13.3% (-$17.84) over that span.

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