Financial Stocks Attracting Investor Interest August 25th

Through the early part of trading on Thursday, August 25, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Financial (NYSE:XLF) sector.

Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) have a dollar volume of $729 million based on a current price of $36.51(+68 cents) and 20 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From May 27, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.75 (-18.2%) from $42.53 to $34.78. 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 Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $439.2 million, based on a current price of $25.01 (+58 cents) and 17.6 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 26, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $4.90 (-17%) from $28.84 to $23.94. 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 Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) have a dollar volume of $1.01 billion based on a current price of $29.59 (+$1.14) and 34.1 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From May 27, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $13.64 (-33.3%) from $40.96 to $27.32. 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). 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).

Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $501.6 million, based on a current price of $111.53 (+$1.04) and 4.5 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From May 27, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $31.80 (-22.9%) from $138.66 to $106.86. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and March 22, 2011 when shares rose for five straight trading days, rising 4.2% (+$6.40). 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% (-$9.59).

Shares of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) have a dollar volume of $264.7 million based on a current price of $17.32(–68 cents) and 15.3 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From May 27, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had risen 83 cents (4.8%) from $17.44 to $18.27. It saw one of its worst periods between May 9, 2011 and May 13, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 2.2% (-39 cents). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 19, 2011 and May 9, 2011 when shares rose for 14 straight trading days, rising 4.1% (+69 cents).

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