5 Stocks Climbing Higher August 30th

Through most of the trading day on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, these stocks are helping the Financial (NYSE:XLF) sector. 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.

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $87.40, which is 82 cents (+0.9%) above the previous close of $86.58. Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, banks and governments around the world.

Stock Price Performance: From August 22, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had risen $6.06 (7.6%) from $79.79 to $85.85. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 31, 2011 and April 11, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 5.6% (+$4.08). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 19, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 7.1% (-$6.12).

Shares of Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. (NYSE:BSBR) are trading at $9.39, up 21 cents (+2.3%) from the previous close of $9.18. A multiple service bank, conducting commercial banking, foreign exchange, investment, credit and financing, mortgage loan, leasing portfolio, insurance, pension plan, capitalization, leasing, asset management, securities & insurance brokerage operations.

Stock Price Performance: From June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.86 (-24.4%) from $11.71 to $8.85. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 20, 2010 and January 3, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 9.7% (+$1.19). It saw one of its worst periods between June 30, 2011 and July 14, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 14.1% (-$1.65).

Aetna, Inc. (NYSE:AET) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $39.63, which is 47 cents (+1.2%) above the previous close of $39.16. Aetna Inc. is a health insurance company. It provides its customers, ranging from individuals to employer groups to governmental units, with traditional and consumer-directed health care benefits products and related services, such as medical, pharmaceutical, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.91 (-13.1%) from $45.07 to $39.16. It saw one of its worst periods between November 10, 2010 and November 18, 2010 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 5.5% (-$1.75). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 30, 2010 and January 12, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 7.9% (+$2.37).

Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $75.43, up 54 cents (+0.7%) from the previous close of $74.89. Humana Inc. is a managed health care company that offers health and supplemental benefit products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.23 (-9.9%) from $83.12 to $74.89. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 6, 2010 and October 18, 2010 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 11.8% (+$5.82). It saw one of its worst periods between December 22, 2010 and December 30, 2010 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 2.3% (-$1.26).

Shares of Fidelity National Financial Inc. (NYSE:FNF) are trading at $16.95, up 49 cents (+3%) from the previous close of $16.46. Fidelity National Financial, Inc. is a holding company which is a provider, through its subsidiaries, of title insurance, specialty insurance, claims management services, and information services.

Stock Price Performance: From June 3, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had risen 95 cents (6.1%) from $15.51 to $16.46. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 10, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 5.4% (-85 cents). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 15, 2011 and June 22, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 3.1% (+47 cents).

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