4 Stocks Leading Markets Higher

The Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 238.1 points to 11,003, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is down 26.5 points to 2,457 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 20.6 points to 1,152. Here are some of today’s biggest gainers by price.

Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ:CREE) is among the top gainers today as its shares are trading at $35.12, up $5.63 (+19.1%) from a previous close of $29.49. Cree, Inc. develops and manufactures semiconductor materials and devices mainly based on silicon carbide, gallium nitride and related compounds.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.53 (-29.8%) from $42.02 to $29.49. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 12, 2010 and November 22, 2010 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 9.6% (+$5.16) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 13.8% (-$6.04) over that span.

Fossil, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOSL) is among the top gainers today as its shares are trading at $89.32, up $7.17 (+8.7%) from a previous close of $82.15. Fossil, Inc.is a global design, marketing and distribution company that specializes in consumer fashion accessories.

Stock Price Performance: During July 11, 2011 to August 8, 2011, the stock price had dropped $31.11 (-24.9%) from $125 to $93.89. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 29, 2010 and November 10, 2010 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 18.2% (+$10.71) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 11, 2011 and May 18, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 4.4% (-$4.71) over that span.

Shares of Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) are trading at $23.99, up $1.78 (+8%) from a previous close of $22.21.

Stock Price Performance: During July 12, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $6.52 (-22.7%) from $28.73 to $22.21. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 24, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 11.4% (+$3.36) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 26, 2011 and June 6, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 16.2% (-$4.95) over that span.

The stock price is up for CHESAPEAKE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS NYSE:CHKM), as shares are trading at $26.58, up $1.90 (+7.7%) from a previous close of $24.68.

Stock Price Performance: During July 12, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $3.51 (-12.5%) from $28.19 to $24.68. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 25, 2010 and September 8, 2010 when shares rose for 10-straight days, rising 9.4% (+$2.08) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 23, 2010 and December 6, 2010 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 4.7% (-$1.32) over that span.