Early Big Movers in the Financial Sector: WFC, JPM, C, GS, MET

Financial and bank stocks are taking a beating as fears over Greece capture markets. Through the early part of trading on Monday, September 19, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Financial (NYSE:XLF) sector.

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Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $128.2 million, based on a current price of $24.24 (-70 cents) and 5.3 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 21, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.30 (-14.7%) from $29.25 to $24.95. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 3, 2010 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 9% (+$2.38). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 6.2% (-$1.78).

Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) have a dollar volume of $243.2 million based on a current price of $32.29(-$1.14) and 7.5 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 21, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.86 (-21%) from $42.29 to $33.43. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and March 30, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 2.2% (+97 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between May 18, 2011 and May 25, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 4.1% (-$1.80).

Shares of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $255.9 million, based on a current price of $27.78 (-$1.19) and 9.2 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 21, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.32 (-28.1%) from $40.31 to $28.99. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 23, 2011 and July 1, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 8.8% (+$3.47). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 16.7% (-$5.21).

Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) have a dollar volume of $154.8 million based on a current price of $103.89(-$3.60) and 1.5 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 21, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $27.68 (-20.5%) from $135.17 to $107.49. It saw one of its worst periods between April 11, 2011 and April 19, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 6% (-$9.56). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 29, 2010 and January 5, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 3.8% (+$6.32).

Shares of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 6.9 million shares trading hands at $30.78(-$2.26), making up a dollar volume of $212.2 million.

Stock Price Performance: From July 21, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9 (-21.4%) from $42.04 to $33.04. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 9, 2011 and September 16, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 10.6% (+$3.16). It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 20.6% (-$8.47).