5 Stocks Generating Top Trading Interest August 25th

Through the opening portion of the trading day on Thursday, August 25, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 112 points to 11,207, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is down 22 points to 2,445 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 10 points to 1,167.┬áHere are some of today’s biggest gainers by price.

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Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $29.59, up $1.14 (+4%) from the previous close of $28.45. Citigroup Inc. is a financial services holding company which provides corporations, governments, and consumers with a broad range of financial products and services.

Stock Price Performance: From May 27, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $13.64 (-33.3%) from $40.96 to $27.32. It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 16.7% (-$5.21). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 23, 2011 and July 1, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 8.8% (+$3.47).

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $7.92, up 93 cents (+13.3%) from the previous close of $6.99. 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.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $17.25, up 92 cents (+5.6%) from the previous close of $16.33. Morgan Stanley provides its financial products and services to a group of clients and customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions and individuals.

Stock Price Performance: From May 31, 2011, to August 24, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.78 (-32.3%) from $24.11 to $16.33. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 16, 2010 and December 28, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 6.3% (+$1.64). It saw one of its worst periods between October 18, 2010 and October 26, 2010 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 4.8% (-$1.20).

HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $52.58, up $1.60 (+3.1%) from the previous close of $50.98. The Company through its subsidiaries is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of aerospace, defense and electronics related products and services throughout the United States and internationally.

Stock Price Performance: From August 18, 2011, to August 24, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.83 (12.9%) from $45.15 to $50.98. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 7, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 12.5% (+$5.12). It saw one of its worst periods between December 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 3.8% (-$1.60).

Shares of UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION (NASDAQ:PANL) are trading at $44.79, up $4.37 (+10.8%) from the previous close of $40.42.

Stock Price Performance: From August 18, 2011, to August 24, 2011, the stock price had risen $12.18 (43.1%) from $28.24 to $40.42. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 8, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 12.7% (+$4.27). It saw one of its worst periods between June 3, 2011 and June 13, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 16.2% (-$6.64).

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