5 Stocks Moving Up This Morning

Through early trading, these stocks are helping the Services (NYSE:IYC) 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.

Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $151.74, which is $3.31 (+2.2%) above the previous close of $148.43. Wynn Resorts is a developer, owner and operator of destination casino resorts. It owns and operates three: Wynn Las Vegas, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and Wynn Macau.

Stock Price Performance: From June 15, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had risen $18.46 (14.2%) from $129.97 to $148.43. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 8, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 22.7% (+$29.73). It saw one of its worst periods between December 1, 2010 and December 14, 2010 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 4.9% (-$5.15).

Shares of McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. (NYSE:MHP) are trading at $39.26, up 54 cents (+1.4%) from the previous close of $38.72. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. produces a range of information products and services for the education, financial services and business information markets.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.27 (-7.8%) from $41.99 to $38.72. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 9, 2010 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 5.1% (+$1.71). It saw one of its worst periods between November 5, 2010 and November 23, 2010 when shares fell for 13 straight trading days, falling 12.6% (-$4.82).

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $28.70, which is 31 cents (+1.1%) above the previous close of $28.39. American Capital Agency Corp. is a real estate investment trust that invests exclusively in single-family residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations on a leveraged basis.

Stock Price Performance: From September 2, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.12 (4.1%) from $27.27 to $28.39. It saw one of its worst periods between April 5, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 3.4% (-92 cents). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between May 16, 2011 and May 24, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 2.1% (+59 cents).

Shares of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) are trading at $65.39, up 68 cents (+1%) from the previous close of $64.71. Tractor Supply is an operator of retail farm and ranch stores in the United States and is focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and those who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses.

Stock Price Performance: From August 11, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had risen $6.79 (11.7%) from $57.92 to $64.71. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 12.8% (+$7). It saw one of its worst periods between October 12, 2010 and October 21, 2010 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 6.2% (-$2.48).

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $34.03, which is 27 cents (+0.8%) above the previous close of $33.76. Sothebys is an auctioneer of authenticated fine art, antiques and decorative art, jewelry and collectibles.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.23 (-23.3%) from $43.99 to $33.76. 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 trading days, rising 18.5% (+$7.46). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 12.4% (-$5.60).