Energy Stocks Attracting Investor Interest as Search for Muammar Al-Gaddafi Continues

Through early afternoon trading on Tuesday, August 23, 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 $544.7 million, with a current price of $95.56 and 5.7 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $14.81 (-13.7%) from $108.10 to $93.29. 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 $330 million, sitting at a current price of $74.37 with 4.4 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $20.69 (-22.1%) from $93.81 to $73.12. 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 6.2 million shares trading hands at $64.62, making up a dollar volume of $402.2 million.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $11.67 (-15.5%) from $75.26 to $63.59. 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. Twelve million shares are being traded at $39.21, making up a dollar volume of $472 million.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $19.16 (-33.5%) from $57.20 to $38.04. 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 Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE:BHI) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $415.3 million, with a current price of $54.37 and 7.6 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $24.91 (-31.2%) from $79.73 to $54.82. 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 12.1% (+$8.09) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 28, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 26.2% (-$20.43) over that span.