5 Stocks Climbing This Afternoon as Dow Jones Rises 263 Points

Through early afternoon trading on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, these stocks are helping the Services (NYSE:IYC) 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.

Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) is one of the top price gainers today. Its stock price is $50.44, which is $3.24 (+6.9%) above the previous close of $47.20. Coach, Inc. is an American marketer of fine accessories and gifts, including handbags, footwear, sunwear, travel bags, business cases, jewelry, clothing, fragrance and watches.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $20.84 (-31.2%) from $66.80 to $45.96. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 8, 2011 and April 21, 2011 when shares rose for 10-straight days, rising 13.6% (+$6.86) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 27, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 8% (-$5.10) over that span.

Shares of Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) are trading at $39.90, up $1.84 (+4.8%) from a previous close of $38.06. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. operates hotel and leisure business. Its brand names include St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin and Le Mridien.

Stock Price Performance: During May 26, 2011 to August 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $22.71 (-37.4%) from $60.77 to $38.06. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 14, 2011 and April 21, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 7.4% (+$4.21) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between March 30, 2011 and April 11, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 3.3% (-$1.91) over that span.

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE:HRB) is one of the top price gainers today. Its stock price is $14.10, which is 71 cents (+5.3%) above the previous close of $13.40. H&R Block, Inc. through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation, retail banking, accounting and various business advisory and consulting services.

Stock Price Performance: During June 24, 2011 to August 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.45 (-15.5%) from $15.85 to $13.40. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 16, 2011 and June 23, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 4.5% (+69 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 8.3% (-$1.29) over that span.

Guess, Inc. (NYSE:GES) is among the top price gainers in the sector today. Its shares are trading at $33.70, up $2.16 (+6.9%) from a previous close of $31.54. Guess Inc designs, markets, distribute and licenses a leading lifestyle collection of contemporary apparel and accessories for men, women and children that reflect the American lifestyle and European fashion sensibilities.

Stock Price Performance: During June 23, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.69 (-27.8%) from $42.01 to $30.32. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 29, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 12.6% (+$4.79) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 12.7% (-$5.27) over that span.

Shares of Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) are trading at $34.26, up $4.12 (+13.7%) from a previous close of $30.13. Sothebys is an auctioneer of authenticated fine art, antiques and decorative art, jewelry and collectibles.

Stock Price Performance: During July 25, 2011 to August 22, 2011, the stock price had dropped $14.67 (-32.7%) from $44.80 to $30.13. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 18.5% (+$7.47) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 12.4% (-$5.61) over that span.

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