Financial Stocks Attracting Major Trading Interest August 8th

These stocks are very active in the Financial (NYSE:IYF) sector August 8th:

Shares of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 135.9 million shares are being traded at $27.95, making up a dollar volume of $3.8 billion.

Stock Price Performance: During May 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.46 (-22.1%) from $42.90 to $33.44. 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 days, rising 8.8% (+$3.47) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 28, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 5.3% (-$2.13) over that span.

Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $3.54 billion, with a current price of $34.06 and 103.9 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.36 (-14.5%) from $43.96 to $37.60. 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 days, rising 2.2% (+97 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 18, 2011 and May 25, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 4.1% (-$1.80) over that span.

Shares of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 166.8 million shares trading hands at $15.43, making up a dollar volume of $2.57 billion.

Stock Price Performance: During May 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.42 (-17.2%) from $19.93 to $16.51. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 31, 2010 and September 13, 2010 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 12.2% (+$1.71) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 5, 2010 and November 17, 2010 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 5.5% (-90 cents) over that span.

Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 102.9 million shares are being traded at $22.93, making up a dollar volume of $2.36 billion.

Stock Price Performance: During July 8, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $2.97 (-10.5%) from $28.18 to $25.21. 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 days, rising 9% (+$2.38) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 9, 2010 and August 17, 2010 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 10.3% (-$2.86) over that span.

Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $1.99 billion, with a current price of $117.66 and 17 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $22.32 (-15.1%) from $147.50 to $125.18. 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 days, rising 4.2% (+$6.40) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 11, 2011 and April 19, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 6% (-$9.59) over that span.

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