5 Retail Stocks with Huge Volume Mid-Day: WMT, TGT, COST, TJX, KSS

Through the early part of trading on Friday, September 16, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Retail (NYSE:XRT) sector.

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Shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $287.4 million, based on a current price of $52.91 (+40 cents) and 5.4 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From September 9, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.15 (2.2%) from $51.36 to $52.51. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 25, 2011 and May 3, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 3.9% (+$2.06). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 8.1% (-$4.39).

Shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) have a dollar volume of $137.8 million based on a current price of $84.37(+$1.36) and 1.6 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From August 17, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had risen $6.89 (9.1%) from $76.12 to $83.01. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 25, 2011 and September 1, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 4.8% (+$3.62). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.1% (-$5.82).

Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $176.7 million, based on a current price of $52.85 (+$1.15) and 3.3 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 21, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.32 (9.1%) from $47.38 to $51.70. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 29, 2010 and November 5, 2010 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 6.2% (+$3.15). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 5.4% (-$2.65).

Shares of TJX Companies Inc. (NYSE:TJX) have a dollar volume of $93.2 million based on a current price of $56.62(+$1.04) and 1.6 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 21, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.70 (9.2%) from $50.88 to $55.58. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 11, 2011 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 11.5% (+$5.70). It saw one of its worst periods between May 26, 2011 and June 6, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 6.3% (-$3.37).

Shares of Kohls Corporation (NYSE:KSS) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 1.9 million shares trading hands at $47.71(+74 cents), making up a dollar volume of $91.6 million.

Stock Price Performance: From July 20, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9 (-16.1%) from $55.97 to $46.97. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 10, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4.4% (+$2.22). It saw one of its worst periods between November 24, 2010 and December 13, 2010 when shares fell for 13 straight trading days, falling 7.2% (-$4.09).

 

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