Chevron and Halliburton Shares in the Energy Sector Trading Heavily August 24th

Through the early part of trading on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Energy (NYSE:XLE) sector.

Shares of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $195.6 million, with a current price of $97.14 and two million shares being traded.

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Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $9.39 (-8.8%) from $106.72 to $97.33. 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 days, rising 7.4% (+$7.16) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 4.9% (-$5.37) over that span.

Shares of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) have a dollar volume today of $123.2 million, sitting at a current price of $75.34 with 1.6 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $17.80 (-19%) from $93.93 to $76.13. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 19, 2010 and November 4, 2010 when shares rose for 13-straight days, rising 20% (+$12.55) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 14.7% (-$13.91) over that span.

Shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 1.7 million shares trading hands at $65.65, making up a dollar volume of $113.5 million.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $7.90 (-10.7%) from $73.61 to $65.71. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 17, 2010 and January 3, 2011 when shares rose for 11-straight days, rising 4.9% (+$3.10) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 5% (-$3.82) over that span.

Shares of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 3.8 million shares are being traded at $40.02, making up a dollar volume of $153.9 million.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $16.35 (-28.9%) from $56.55 to $40.20. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 12, 2011 and April 26, 2011 when shares rose for 10-straight days, rising 12.4% (+$5.61) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 8% (-$4.61) over that span.

Shares of Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $109.5 million, with a current price of $43.28 and 2.5 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $18.62 (-30.3%) from $61.53 to $42.91. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between July 14, 2011 and July 22, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 5.7% (+$3.33) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 26.9% (-$15.42) over that span.