Financial Stocks Yielding Major Trading Interest Today

These stocks are very active in the Financial (NYSE:IYF) sector today.

Shares of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 65.5 million shares trading hands at $29.76, making up a dollar volume of $1.95 billion.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.69 (-23.3%) from $41.51 to $31.82. 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. 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.

Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 47.6 million shares are being traded at $35.45, making up a dollar volume of $1.69 billion.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.49 (-15.1%) from $42.89 to $36.40. 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. They have a dollar volume of $1.36 billion, with a current price of $15.56 and 87.2 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.77 (-19.1%) from $19.73 to $15.96. 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 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) have a dollar volume today of $1.25 billion, sitting at a current price of $114.37 with 10.9 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $18.37 (-13%) from $141.10 to $122.73. 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.

Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 47.6 million shares trading hands at $24.02, making up a dollar volume of $1.14 billion.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.03 (-10.9%) from $27.81 to $24.78. 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 July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 6.2% (-$1.78) over that span.

Advantage: Check out our interactive stock charts, fundamentals, Twitter stream, and more >>

Improve Your 2011 Financial HealthJoin the winning team of stock pickers with Wall St. Cheat Sheet’s acclaimed premium newsletter >>