5 Stocks Moving Up This Afternoon as Markets Move into Positive Territory

Through early afternoon trading, these stocks are helping the Technology (NYSE:XLK) sector today. 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.

Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $45.17, up 78 cents (+1.8%) from a previous close of $44.39. Emerson Electric Co. is a multinational technology company, which designs and supplies product technology. It provides engineering services to a wide gamut of industrial, commercial and consumer markets worldwide.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.31 (-17.3%) from $53.70 to $44.39. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 8.5% (+$4.54) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 5.6% (-$3.26) over that span.

Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) is among the top price gainers in the sector today. Its shares are trading at $42.68, up 93 cents (+2.2%) from a previous close of $41.75. Danaher Corporation designs and manufactures professional, medical, industrial and consumer products.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.67 (-23.3%) from $54.42 to $41.75. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 30, 2010 and December 10, 2010 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 6.1% (+$2.62) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 20, 2011 and July 28, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 8% (-$4.26) over that span.

Shares of Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) are trading at $40.12, up 79 cents (+2%) from a previous close of $39.33. Eaton Corporation is a power management company offering services in the sectors of electricity, hydraulics, aerospace, truck and automotive.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.67 (-22.9%) from $51 to $39.33. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 1, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 9.3% (+$4.43) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 1, 2011 and April 13, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 6.5% (-$3.56) over that span.

Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) is among the sector price 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.

Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) is one of the top price gainers today. Its stock price is $84.58, which is $2.40 (+2.9%) above the previous close of $82.17. Quality Systems, Inc. develops and markets healthcare information systems that automate certain aspects of medical and dental practices, networks of practices, ambulatory care centers, community health centers and medical and dental schools.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $7.08 (-7.9%) from $89.25 to $82.17. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for 15-straight days, rising 11.7% (+$9.22) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 8, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 6.5% (-$5.93) over that span.