5 Most Active Stocks in This Horrible Market

Through most of the trading day on Friday, September 2, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 211.4 points to 11,284, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is down 52.2 points to 2,493 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 24.5 points to 1,179. The markets have been in a horrible selloff since this morning’s weak U.S. July jobs report. Here are some of today’s volume leaders.

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Shares are down for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on volume of 28.9 million, 0.4 times its average daily volume. The stock is trading down 52 cents (-3%) to $15.71 in an intraday range of $15.68 to $15.92. 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 7, 2011, to September 1, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.10 (-16.1%) from $19.30 to $16.20. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 2, 2010 and September 13, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 7.2% (+$1.06). 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 of Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) are down on volume of 170.9 million today or 0.7 times its average daily volume. The stock is trading down 58 cents (-7.2%) to $7.34 in an intraday range of $7.26 to $7.45. 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 7, 2011, to September 1, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3 (-27.5%) from $10.91 to $7.91. 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 28.5 million, 0.4 times its average daily volume. The stock is trading down 39 cents (-3.4%) to $10.48 in an intraday range of $10.48 to $10.68. Ford Motor Co. is an automaker that sells its cars and trucks throughout the world.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 1, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.27 (-23.2%) from $14.12 to $10.85. 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 of Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) are down on volume of 32.5 million today or 0.5 times its average daily volume. The stock is trading down 18 cents (-4.9%) to $3.56 in an intraday range of $3.50 to $3.61. Sprint Nextel Corp. offers a range of wireless and wireline communications products and services.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.75 (-31.8%) from $5.51 to $3.76. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between May 17, 2011 and May 26, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 15.7% (+80 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between July 19, 2011 and July 25, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 2.1% (-11 cents).