Consumer Non-Cyclical Stocks Attracting Major Trading Interest This Morning

Through the early part of trading on Monday, August 22, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical (NYSE:XLP) sector.

Shares of Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 2.3 million shares trading hands at $61.74, making up a dollar volume of $139.4 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.88 (-7.4%) from $65.84 to $60.96. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 21, 2011 and May 4, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 5.9% (+$3.69) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 11-straight days, falling 7.6% (-$4.91) over that span.

Shares of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 1.7 million shares are being traded at $67.59, making up a dollar volume of $118 million.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $2.63 (-3.8%) from $69.73 to $67.10. 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 days, rising 5.9% (+$3.82) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 19, 2011 and May 27, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 2.9% (-$1.94) over that span.

Shares of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $123.3 million, with a current price of $69.11 and 1.8 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $3.28 (-4.5%) from $72.11 to $68.83. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 10, 2011 and February 24, 2011 when shares rose for 10-straight days, rising 5.3% (+$3.06) 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 5.5% (-$3.91) over that span.

Shares of PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE:PEP) have a dollar volume today of $78 million, sitting at a current price of $62.41 with 1.3 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.87 (-11.3%) from $69.94 to $62.07. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 10, 2011 and August 17, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 7.1% (+$4.30) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 3.6% (-$2.52) over that span.

Shares of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 2.4 million shares trading hands at $25.83, making up a dollar volume of $63.1 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.81 (-6.6%) from $27.52 to $25.71. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 31, 2010 and September 15, 2010 when shares rose for 11-straight days, rising 7.8% (+$1.64) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between June 20, 2011 and June 29, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 4.5% (-$1.22) over that span.