5 Technology Stocks Trading With High Volume August 23rd

Through the early part of trading on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Technology (NYSE:XLK) sector.

Shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $282 million, with a current price of $24.53 and 11.5 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $3.31 (-12.1%) from $27.36 to $24.05. 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 days, rising 6% (+$1.40) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 7, 2011 and April 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 4.3% (-$1.11) over that span.

Shares of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) have a dollar volume today of $226.3 million, sitting at a current price of $161.78 with 1.4 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $26.84 (-14.6%) from $184.38 to $157.54. 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 days, rising 4.6% (+$6.15) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 7, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 3.1% (-$5.22) over that span.

Shares of Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 8.1 million shares trading hands at $25.63, making up a dollar volume of $207.5 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.15 (-24.7%) from $32.93 to $24.78. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and May 2, 2011 when shares rose for 10-straight days, rising 8.2% (+$2.74) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 9.2% (-$3.00) over that span.

Shares of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 9.8 million shares are being traded at $19.52, making up a dollar volume of $192.3 million.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $3.72 (-16.2%) from $22.91 to $19.19. 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 days, rising 18% (+$3.47) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 19, 2011 when shares fell for five-straight days, falling 8.1% (-$1.70) over that span.

Shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $204.2 million, with a current price of $15.32 and 13.3 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $1.38 (-8.4%) from $16.46 to $15.08. 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 days, rising 6.7% (+$1.52) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 6, 2011 and April 19, 2011 when shares fell for 10-straight days, falling 8.1% (-$1.45) over that span.