5 Stocks Moving Up as Dow Jones Rises 53 Points Today

Through most of the trading day on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, these stocks are helping the Technology (NYSE:XLK) 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.

Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $8.44, up 37 cents (+4.5%) from the previous close of $8.07. Xerox Corporation, in the global document market, develops, manufactures, markets, services and finances document equipment, software, solutions and services.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.50 (-23.7%) from $10.57 to $8.07. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 15, 2011 and June 23, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4.5% (+43 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 14.4% (-$1.48).

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $64.28, up $1.95 (+3.1%) from the previous close of $62.33. Rockwell Automation Inc. provides industrial automation power, control and information solutions to customers in the manufacturing sector.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $27.81 (-31.5%) from $88.34 to $60.53. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 4, 2011 and February 14, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 8% (+$6.50). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 19.3% (-$16.03).

Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $33.84, up 71 cents (+2.1%) from the previous close of $33.13. 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: From July 1, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.81 (-15%) from $38.66 to $32.85. 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 trading days, rising 9% (+$1.85). It saw one of its worst periods between July 6, 2011 and July 14, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 10% (-$3.90).

Cooper Industries, plc. (NYSE:CBE) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $47.45, up $1.05 (+2.3%) from the previous close of $46.40. Cooper Industries PLC is a worldwide manufacturer of electrical products and tools.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $14.45 (-23.7%) from $60.85 to $46.40. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 5, 2011 and January 13, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.1% (+$2.94). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.4% (-$4.61).

Canon, Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $47.39, up 97 cents (+2.1%) from the previous close of $46.42. Canon, Inc. is a manufacturer of network digital multifunction devices, plain paper copying machines, laser beam printers, inkjet printers, cameras and steppers.

Stock Price Performance: From August 2, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had dropped $1.34 (-2.8%) from $47.76 to $46.42. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between July 19, 2011 and July 26, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 6.2% (+$2.90). It saw one of its worst periods between May 10, 2011 and May 24, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 6% (-$2.82).

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