5 Stocks Leading Markets Higher This Morning

Through the opening portion of the trading day on Thursday, September 1, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 2 points to 11,610, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up .33 points to 2,579 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down .67 points to 1,218. Here are some of today’s biggest gainers by price.

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Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. (NYSE:BSBR) is one of the top price gainers as its shares are trading at $10.20, up 58 cents (+6.1%) from the previous close of $9.62. Brazil is hosting the World Cup and the Olympics this decade and this bank is seeing a big boost in confidence today. 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 July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.07 (-17.9%) from $11.58 to $9.51. 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).

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $21.79, up 86 cents (+4.1%) from the previous close of $20.93. Juniper Networks, Inc. offers products and services that facilitate the deployment of services and applications over the Internet.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.96 (-31.3%) from $31.79 to $21.83. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 15, 2011 when shares rose for 13 straight trading days, rising 22.4% (+$8.11). It saw one of its worst periods between April 21, 2011 and May 4, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 7% (-$2.79).

Trimble Navigation Limited (NASDAQ:TRMB) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $39.15, up $2.01 (+5.4%) from the previous close of $37.14. Analyst firm Piper Jaffray upgraded shares today. Trimble Navigation Ltd. provides advanced positioning product solutions, typically to commercial and government users. Its products include agricultural and construction equipment, guidance systems, surveying instruments and data collection systems.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.08 (-9.9%) from $41.22 to $37.14. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 12.5% (-$4.71). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 8, 2010 and September 21, 2010 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 16.5% (+$4.83).

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) is one of the top price gainers as its shares are trading at $21.52, up 89 cents (+4.3%) from the previous close of $20.63. Charter Equity Research analyst Edward Snyder upgraded share to a buy rating today on a bright outlook for the mobile phone market. The Company, together with its consolidated subsidiaries is an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors.

Stock Price Performance: From June 7, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.45 (-17.7%) from $25.08 to $20.63. It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 12.8% (-$3.45). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and March 30, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 7.2% (+$2.18).

Shares of Genon Energy, Inc. (NYSE:GEN) are trading at $3.16, up 12 cents (+3.9%) from the previous close of $3.04. The energy company announced it will close its Alexandria, Va. power plant by 2012 this week.

Stock Price Performance: From June 7, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen 88 cents (-22.4%) from $3.92 to $3.04. 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 trading days, rising 8.7% (+31 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between September 13, 2010 and September 22, 2010 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 8% (-30 cents).

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