5 Technology Stocks That Rapidly Changed Hands August 30th

After the close of trading on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, these stocks were very active in the Technology (NYSE:XLK) sector.

Shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) have a dollar volume of $1.46 billion based on a current price of $26.23(+39 cents) and 55.6 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 29, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had dropped $1.98 (-7.3%) from $27.23 to $25.25. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 4, 2010 and October 13, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 6% (+$1.40). It saw one of its worst periods between April 7, 2011 and April 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 4.3% (-$1.11).

Shares of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 4.4 million shares trading hands at $172.51(–11 cents), making up a dollar volume of $753 million.

Stock Price Performance: From July 29, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had dropped $11.92 (-6.6%) from $181.06 to $169.14. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 4, 2010 and October 14, 2010 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 4.6% (+$6.15). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 7, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 3.1% (-$5.22).

Shares of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) have a dollar volume of $742.2 million based on a current price of $20.24(–6 cents) and 36.7 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 29, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had dropped $2.34 (-10.6%) from $22.11 to $19.77. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 29, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 18% (+$3.47). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 19, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 8.1% (-$1.70).

Shares of QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 15.7 million shares trading hands at $51.24(+32 cents), making up a dollar volume of $801.9 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.60 (-14.9%) from $57.54 to $48.94. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 29, 2011 and July 8, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 7.1% (+$3.91). It saw one of its worst periods between March 3, 2011 and March 16, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 14.2% (-$8.27).

Shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) have a dollar volume of $773.8 million based on a current price of $15.63(–9 cents) and 49.5 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From August 23, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had risen 30 cents (1.9%) from $15.44 to $15.74. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 29, 2010 and November 8, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.7% (+$1.52). It saw one of its worst periods between April 6, 2011 and April 19, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 8.1% (-$1.45).

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