5 Stocks Leading Markets Higher As Dow Jones Rises 100 Points This Afternoon

Through early afternoon trading on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is up 100 points to 11,277, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up 16 points to 2,462 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is up 11 points to 1,173. Here are some of today’s biggest gainers by price.

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Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is among the top gainers today as its shares are trading at $6.89, up 59 cents (+9.4%) from a previous close of $6.30. 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.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.38 (-46.1%) from $11.68 to $6.30. It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 19, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 12.4% (-$1.35) over that span. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 15, 2010 and December 22, 2010 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 8.9% (+$1.09) over that span.

The stock price is up for YANDEX NV CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES (NASDAQ:YNDX), as shares are trading at $31.22, up $2.29 (+7.9%) from a previous close of $28.93.

Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) is among the top gainers today as its shares are trading at $32.06, up $2.80 (+9.6%) from a previous close of $29.26. Avago Technologies Limited is a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog semiconductor devices with a focus on III-V based products.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $7.40 (-20.2%) from $36.66 to $29.26. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 22, 2010 and October 1, 2010 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 9% (+$1.85) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 6, 2011 and July 14, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 10% (-$3.90) over that span.

MGM Resorts International (NASDAQ:MGM) is among the top gainers today as its shares are trading at $10.02, up 77 cents (+8.4%) from a previous close of $9.25. MGM Resorts International is a holding company, which through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, owns and/or operates casino resorts.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $6.62 (-41.7%) from $15.87 to $9.25. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 29, 2011 and July 8, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 15.6% (+$2.02) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 20, 2011 and April 29, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 5.5% (-74 cents) over that span.