5 Stocks Buzzing on Trading Terminals Now: APOL, ANR, ACI, LVLT, ROC

Through the opening portion of the trading day on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is up 43.7 points to 10,847, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up 16.8 points to 2,421 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is up 4.7 points to 1,128. Here are some of today’s biggest gainers by price.

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Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $42.13, up $3.22 (+8.3%) from the previous close of $38.91. Through its subsidiaries, Apollo Group offers innovative and unique educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.86 (-18.5%) from $47.77 to $38.91. 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 8.3% (+$3.51). It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 14.8% (-$7.03).

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $18.88, up $1.44 (+8.2%) from the previous close of $17.44. Alpha Natural Resources is a supplier and exporter of metallurgical coal for use in the steel-making process and a major supplier of thermal coal to electric utilities and manufacturing industries across the country.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $25.81 (-59.7%) from $43.25 to $17.44. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 15, 2011 and March 25, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 14% (+$7.38). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 44.1% (-$20.78).

Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $15.59, up $1.10 (+7.6%) from the previous close of $14.49. Arch Coal is a coal producer in the United States, that sells coal to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.81 (-42.7%) from $25.30 to $14.49. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 29, 2010 and November 8, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 20.4% (+$4.94). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 25.7% (-$7.32).

Level three Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:LVLT) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $1.57, up 15 cents (+10.5%) from the previous close of $1.42. Level three Communications, through its operating subsidiaries, is a facilities-based provider of a range of integrated communications services.

Stock Price Performance: From July 8, 2011, to October 3, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.18 (-45.6%) from $2.59 to $1.41. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between May 19, 2011 and May 27, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 25.9% (+48 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 11.7% (-19 cents).

The stock price is up for Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ROC), as shares are trading at $36.03, up $2.58 (+7.7%) from the previous close of $33.45.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $22.68 (-40.4%) from $56.13 to $33.45. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 22, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 15.4% (+$7.81). It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 23, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 21.1% (-$10.51).

 

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