Dollar General and JDS Uniphase Lead Stock Gainers August 30th

Through most of the trading day on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is up 34 points to 11,573, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up 17 points to 2,579 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is up 3 points to 1,214. Here are some of today’s biggest gainers by price.

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Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $35.82, up $2.03 (+6%) from the previous close of $33.79. Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer in the United States and operates convenient-sized stores to deliver everyday low prices on products that families use every day.

Stock Price Performance: From August 1, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.65 (8.5%) from $31.14 to $33.79. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 15, 2010 and November 23, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 15.2% (+$4.40). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 6.1% (-$1.98).

Shares of GENPACT LIMITED (NYSE:G) are trading at $16.77, up 77 cents (+4.8%) from the previous close of $16.01.

JDS Uniphase Corporation (NASDAQ:JDSU) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $13.07, up 79 cents (+6.4%) from the previous close of $12.28. JDS Uniphase Corporation provides communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for cable operators, telecommunications service providers and network equipment manufacturers.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.93 (-41.5%) from $19.12 to $11.19. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 25, 2011 and February 4, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 41% (+$6.62). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 16.9% (-$2.53).

The stock price is up for FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP ORDINARY SHARES (CANADA) (NYSE:AG), as shares are trading at $23.92, which is $1.07 (+4.7%) higher than the previous close of $22.85.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.75 (26.2%) from $18.10 to $22.85. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 27, 2010 and November 8, 2010 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 53.5% (+$3.85). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 16.9% (-$3.58).

Shares of HEXCEL CORPORATION (NYSE:HXL) are trading at $22.95, up $1.03 (+4.7%) from the previous close of $21.92.

Stock Price Performance: From June 3, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.59 (13.4%) from $19.33 to $21.92. 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 8.6% (+$1.80). It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 24.5% (-$5.87).