Carnival Corporation Leads These 4 Services Stocks onto the Leader Board: CCL, MHP, WU, IPG, RRD

Through early trading on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, these stocks are helping the Services (NYSE:IYC) 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.

Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $34.03, up $1.78 (+5.5%) from the previous close of $32.25. Carnival Corporation is a cruise and vacation company operating in the United States and internationally. It offers a portfolio of various recognized cruise brands and provides cruises to all main vacation destinations. It has a North America segment separate from a Europe, Australia & Asia segment.

Stock Price Performance: From August 18, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.73 (12.5%) from $29.79 to $33.52. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 27, 2010 and November 5, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 5.2% (+$2.18). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 13.1% (-$4.74).

McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. (NYSE:MHP) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $46.55, up $1.11 (+2.4%) from the previous close of $45.44. 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 August 19, 2011, to September 19, 2011, the stock price had risen $8.68 (23.6%) from $36.76 to $45.44. 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).

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $16.73, up 47 cents (+2.9%) from the previous close of $16.26. The Western Union Company is engaged in global money transfer and payment services.

Stock Price Performance: From June 23, 2011, to September 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.16 (-16.3%) from $19.42 to $16.26. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and March 28, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 6.9% (+$1.41). It saw one of its worst periods between April 28, 2011 and May 5, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 3.7% (-80 cents).

Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (NYSE:IPG) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $7.84, up 33 cents (+4.4%) from the previous close of $7.51. The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. is an advertising and marketing services company that specializes in consumer advertising, interactive marketing and media planning.

Stock Price Performance: From July 21, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.38 (-35.5%) from $12.34 to $7.96. 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 11.3% (+$1.28). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 28.6% (-$3.59).

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NASDAQ:RRD) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $14.99, up 34 cents (+2.3%) from the previous close of $14.65. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company provides communications and consultative business services to private and public sectors worldwide.

Stock Price Performance: From July 22, 2011, to September 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.70 (-24.3%) from $19.35 to $14.65. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and April 6, 2011 when shares rose for 12 straight trading days, rising 9.2% (+$1.60). It saw one of its worst periods between November 4, 2010 and November 16, 2010 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 12.4% (-$2.17).

 

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