High Volume Stocks You Must Know Now on Monday, August 29, 2011

At the close of trading on Monday, August 29, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) finished up 254.7 points to 11,539, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) finished up 82.3 points to 2,562 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) finished up 33.3 points to 1,210. Here were some of today’s volume leaders.

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Shares were up for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on volume of 46.6 million, which was 0.7 times its average daily volume. The stock was up 50 cents (+3.2%) to $16.04 in an intraday range of $15.75 to $16.06. 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: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.39 (-17.9%) from $18.93 to $15.54. 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 trading days, rising 12.2% (+$1.71). It saw one of its worst periods between November 5, 2010 and November 17, 2010 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 5.5% (-90 cents).

Shares of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) were up on volume of 46.1 million today or 0.9 times its average daily volume. The stock was up 67 cents (+3.7%) to $18.88 in an intraday range of $18.61 to $18.95. Pfizer Inc. is a global pharmaceutical company which develops and manufactures prescription medications for humans and animals.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.56 (-12.3%) from $20.77 to $18.21. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 21, 2011 and May 2, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.2% (+$1.21). It saw one of its worst periods between July 6, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 5.5% (-$1.13).

Shares were up for Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) on volume of 349.3 million, which was 1.1 times its average daily volume. The stock was up 63 cents (+8.1%) to $8.39 in an intraday range of $7.96 to $8.41. 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: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.53 (-31.3%) from $11.29 to $7.76. 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 trading days, rising 8.9% (+$1.09). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 19, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 12.4% (-$1.35).

Shares were up for Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) on volume of 47.6 million, which was 0.7 times its average daily volume. The stock was up 53 cents (+5.1%) to $10.93 in an intraday range of $10.61 to $10.95. Ford Motor Co. is an automaker that sells its cars and trucks throughout the world.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.78 (-26.7%) from $14.18 to $10.40. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 30, 2010 and January 10, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 9.7% (+$1.62). It saw one of its worst periods between April 26, 2011 and May 5, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 3.7% (-58 cents).