Financial Stocks Attracting Major Trading Interest on Monday, August 29, 2011

Through most of the trading day on Monday, August 29, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Financial (NYSE:XLF) sector.

Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) have a dollar volume of $495.5 million based on a current price of $37.30(+$1.09) and 13.3 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.15 (-12.5%) from $41.36 to $36.21. 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 $286.3 million, based on a current price of $25.28 (+69 cents) and 11.3 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.35 (-12%) from $27.94 to $24.59. 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 $617.1 million based on a current price of $30.97(+$1.13) and 19.9 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.79 (-28.3%) from $41.63 to $29.84. 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 Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $174.6 million, based on a current price of $87.22 (+$1.38) and two million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From August 22, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had risen $6.06 (7.6%) from $79.79 to $85.85. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 31, 2011 and April 11, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 5.6% (+$4.08). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 19, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 7.1% (-$6.12).

Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) have a dollar volume of $312.1 million based on a current price of $115.75(+$4.00) and 2.7 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 29, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had dropped $23.22 (-17.2%) from $134.97 to $111.75. 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).