5 Financial Stocks Spiking Higher Mid-Day: MS, BBVA, BLK, IVZ, LNC

Financial¬†(NYSE:XLF) are up 1% despite a huge jump in mortgage default filings. Through early trading on Thursday, September 15, 2011, these stocks are helping the Financial (NYSE:XLF) 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.

Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE:BBVA) are trading at $8.03, up 36 cents (+4.7%) from the previous close of $7.67. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. is an international financial group, with strengths in the traditional banking businesses of retail banking, asset management, private banking and wholesale banking.

Stock Price Performance: From June 20, 2011, to September 14, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.45 (-31%) from $11.12 to $7.67. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 10, 2011 and January 24, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 36.8% (+$3.23). It saw one of its worst periods between December 31, 2010 and January 10, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 10.2% (-$1).

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $16.06, which is 58 cents (+3.8%) above the previous close of $15.48. Morgan Stanley provides its financial products and services to a group of clients and customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions and individuals.

Stock Price Performance: From June 17, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.24 (-31.8%) from $22.78 to $15.54. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 16, 2010 and December 28, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 6.3% (+$1.64). It saw one of its worst periods between October 18, 2010 and October 26, 2010 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 4.8% (-$1.20).

Shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) are trading at $156.37, up $4.07 (+2.7%) from the previous close of $152.30. BlackRock, Inc.along with its subsidiaries provides investment management services to institutional clients and to individual investors through various investment vehicles.

Stock Price Performance: From June 20, 2011, to September 14, 2011, the stock price had fallen $35.54 (-18.9%) from $187.84 to $152.30. It saw one of its worst periods between April 1, 2011 and April 18, 2011 when shares fell for 12 straight trading days, falling 5.9% (-$11.70). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 4, 2011 and February 15, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 5.8% (+$11.06).

Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $17.82, which is 39 cents (+2.2%) above the previous close of $17.43. Invesco Ltd. is a global investment management company providing retail, institutional and high-net-worth clients around the world with innovative solutions.

Stock Price Performance: From June 17, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.18 (-27%) from $22.88 to $16.70. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 9, 2011 and February 18, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 9.4% (+$2.32). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 12% (-$2.19).

Shares of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) are trading at $18.80, up 52 cents (+2.9%) from the previous close of $18.28. Lincoln National Corp. offers a range of wealth protection, accumulation and retirement income products and solutions through its multiple insurance and investment management businesses.

Stock Price Performance: From June 20, 2011, to September 14, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.77 (-32.4%) from $27.05 to $18.28. 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 8.9% (+$2.39). It saw one of its worst periods between October 21, 2010 and November 1, 2010 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.1% (-$1.85).