5 Stocks Leading Markets Higher This Morning on Monday, August 22, 2011

Through the opening portion of the trading day on Monday, August 22, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is up 135.7 points to 10,953, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up 31.8 points to 2,373 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is up 13.1 points to 1,136. Here are some of today’s biggest gainers by price.

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR) is one of the top price gainers today as its shares are trading at $89.04, up $4.96 (+5.9%) from a previous close of $84.08. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. operates in the specialty coffee industry in the United States and internationally. It sells approximately 200 whole bean and ground coffee selections, cocoa, teas, and coffees.

Stock Price Performance: During August 15, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $18.30 (-17.9%) from $102.38 to $84.08. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 11, 2010 and October 20, 2010 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 16.5% (+$4.44) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 26, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 8.5% (-$7.02) over that span.

Under Armour, Inc. (NASDAQ:UA) is among the top gainers today as its shares are trading at $56.36, up $3.58 (+6.8%) from a previous close of $52.78. The Company is a developer, marketer and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories for men, women and youth.

Shares of Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE:CDE) are trading at $27.09, up $1.59 (+6.2%) from a previous close of $25.50.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $3.13 (-10.9%) from $28.63 to $25.50. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 24, 2011 and March 4, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 30% (+$8.00) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 12.4% (-$3.43) over that span.

Shares of FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP ORDINARY SHARES (CANADA) (NYSE:AG) are trading at $22.34, up $1.23 (+5.8%) from a previous close of $21.11.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $3.83 (-15.4%) from $24.94 to $21.11. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 27, 2010 and November 8, 2010 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 53.5% (+$3.85) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 16.9% (-$3.58) over that span.