GE, JPM and BAC Attract Major Trading Interest Today

Through early afternoon trading on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is up 295 points to 11,150, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up 93 points to 2,439 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is up 35 points to 1,159. Here are some of today’s volume leaders.

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Shares of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) are up on volume of 43.3 million today or 0.7 times its average daily volume. The stock is trading up 13 cents (+0.9%) to $15.24 in an intraday range of $15.11 to $15.43. General Electric Co. is an advanced technology, services and finance company that provides services ranging from aircraft engines to business and consumer financing.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.97 (-20.8%) from $19.06 to $15.09. 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 are up for JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) on today’s volume of 37.4 million, which is 0.9 times its average daily volume. The stock is trading up 69 cents (+2.1%) to $34.09 in an intraday range of $32.31 to $34.64. J.P. Morgan Chase is a global securities, investment banking and retail banking firm with operations worldwide.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $7.84 (-18.6%) from $42.19 to $34.35. 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 Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) are up on volume of 46.9 million today or one times its average daily volume. The stock is trading up 50 cents (+1.9%) to $26.56 in an intraday range of $25.40 to $27.10. Citigroup Inc. is a financial services holding company which provides corporations, governments, and consumers with a broad range of financial products and services.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $13.55 (-33.6%) from $40.32 to $26.77. 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 are down for Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) on today’s volume of 414.7 million, two times its average daily volume. The stock is trading down 28 cents (-4.5%) to $6.13 in an intraday range of $6.01 to $6.44. Bank of America Corporation is a bank holding and a financial holding company which, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and other financial services and products to customers in the United States and abroad.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.40 (-38.7%) from $11.37 to $6.97. It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 19, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 12.4% (-$1.35) over that span. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 15, 2010 and December 22, 2010 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 8.9% (+$1.09) over that span.