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Through the opening portion of the trading day on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 236 points to 11,003, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is down 48 points to 2,432 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 24 points to 1,149. Here are some of today’s volume leaders.

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Shares are down for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on volume of 27.4 million, 0.4 times its average daily volume. The stock is trading down 73 cents (-4.7%) to $15.02 in an intraday range of $15 to $15.29. General Electric Co. is an advanced technology, services and finance company that provides services ranging from aircraft engines to business and consumer financing.

Stock Price Performance: From July 8, 2011, to September 2, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.23 (-17%) from $18.99 to $15.76. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 1, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 6.8% (+$1.23). It saw one of its worst periods between November 5, 2010 and November 17, 2010 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 5.5% (-90 cents).

Shares are falling for Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) on volume of 98.9 million, which is 0.4 times its average daily volume. The stock is trading down 41 cents (-5.8%) to $6.83 in an intraday range of $6.80 to $6.94. The European banking crisis is spilling over to the big U.S. banks as continued fear looms over possible mortgage securities fraud. Bank of America Corporation is a bank holding and a financial holding company which, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and other financial services and products to customers in the United States and abroad.

Stock Price Performance: From July 8, 2011, to September 2, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.44 (-32.2%) from $10.69 to $7.25. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 15, 2010 and December 22, 2010 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 8.8% (+$1.08). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 19, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 12.4% (-$1.35).

Shares are down for Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) on volume of 20.2 million, 0.3 times its average daily volume. The stock is trading down 40 cents (-3.8%) to $10.03 in an intraday range of $10 to $10.27. Ford’s sales in China dropped 7% for the month of August. Ford Motor Co. is an automaker that sells its cars and trucks throughout the world.

Stock Price Performance: From July 8, 2011, to September 2, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.46 (-24.9%) from $13.88 to $10.42. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 30, 2010 and January 10, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 9.7% (+$1.62). It saw one of its worst periods between April 26, 2011 and May 5, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 3.7% (-58 cents).

Shares are up for Temple-Inland Inc. (NYSE:TIN) on today’s volume of 25.5 million, which is 7.1 times of its average daily volume. The stock is trading up $6.28 (+25.5%) to $30.91 in an intraday range of $30.48 to $31.11. Temple-Inland, Inc. operations its business through two segments: corrugated packaging and building products. It manufactures containerboard (linerboard and corrugating medium) and convert it into a complete line of corrugated packaging.

Stock Price Performance: From July 8, 2011, to September 2, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.19 (-20.1%) from $30.82 to $24.63. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 8, 2011 and February 17, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 8.6% (+$2.01). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 23, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 24.8% (-$7).