5 Top Stocks Attracting Major Interest: MPC, JNPR, LKQX, TSO, MDR

Through most of the trading day on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is up 44.8 points to 10,853, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up 24.8 points to 2,429 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is up 7.1 points to 1,131. Here are some of today’s biggest gainers by price.

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Shares of MARATHON PETROLEUM CORPORATION (MPC) are trading at $31.18, up $2.36 (+8.4%) from the previous close of $28.76.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.13 (-27.9%) from $39.89 to $28.76. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 13.3% (+$4.93). It saw one of its worst periods between August 1, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 28.1% (-$12.57).

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $19.08, up $1.34 (+7.6%) from the previous close of $17.74. Juniper Networks offers products and services that facilitate the deployment of services and applications over the Internet.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $13.71 (-43.6%) from $31.45 to $17.74. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 15, 2011 when shares rose for 13 straight trading days, rising 22.4% (+$8.11). It saw one of its worst periods between April 21, 2011 and May 4, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 7% (-$2.79).

LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQX) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $25.93, up $1.75 (+7.2%) from the previous close of $24.18. LKQ provides replacement systems, components, and parts needed to repair vehicles.

Stock Price Performance: From August 8, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.39 (16.3%) from $20.79 to $24.18. It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 12.3% (-$3.34). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 3, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.6% (+$1.59).

Tesoro Corporation (NYSE:TSO) is one of the top price gainers as its shares are trading at $21.14, up $1.84 (+9.6%) from the previous close of $19.29. Tesoro is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer in the United States that refines crude oil, sells refined products in bulk and wholesale markets and sells motor fuels in the retail market.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.76 (-19.8%) from $24.05 to $19.29. 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 17.5% (+$3.64). It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 23, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 21.9% (-$5.30).

The stock price is up for MCDERMOTT INTERNATIONAL INC (NYSE:MDR), as shares are trading at $12.61, which is 98 cents (+8.4%) higher than the previous close of $11.63.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.50 (-42.2%) from $20.13 to $11.63. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 26, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 4.3% (+97 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 35.1% (-$7.56).

 

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