High Volume Services Stocks With Activity in Wal-Mart and AT&T Leading Way

Through the early part of trading on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Services (NYSE:IYC) sector.

Shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) have a dollar volume today of $161.6 million, sitting at a current price of $53.17 with three million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During August 17, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.66 (3.2%) from $51.55 to $53.21. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 25, 2011 and May 3, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 3.9% (+$2.06) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 10-straight days, falling 8.1% (-$4.39) over that span.

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Shares of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 4.3 million shares trading hands at $29.22, making up a dollar volume of $125.3 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.88 (-6.1%) from $30.86 to $28.98. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 26, 2010 and November 4, 2010 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 4% (+$1.08) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 7, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 4% (-$1.23) over that span.

Shares of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 3.6 million shares are being traded at $36.20, making up a dollar volume of $128.5 million.

Stock Price Performance: During August 17, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had risen 35 cents (1%) from $35.61 to $35.96. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and March 31, 2011 when shares rose for 12-straight days, rising 12.4% (+$4.13) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 8, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 2.1% (-77 cents) over that span.

Shares of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $141.9 million, with a current price of $89.44 and 1.6 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had risen $7.91 (9.7%) from $81.62 to $89.53. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 4% (-$3.50) over that span. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 28, 2010 and November 8, 2010 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 2.4% (+$1.79) over that span.

Shares of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) have a dollar volume today of $123.8 million, sitting at a current price of $34.24 with 3.6 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.28 (-13.7%) from $38.67 to $33.39. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 30, 2010 and December 14, 2010 when shares rose for 11-straight days, rising 9.9% (+$3.05) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 4.7% (-$1.79) over that span.