High Volume Stocks You Must Know Now

The Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 634.8 points to 10,809, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is down 174.7 points to 2,357 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 79.9 points to 1,119. Here are some of today’s biggest gainers by price.

Shares are down for Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) today on volume of 655.2 million, which is four times its average daily volume. The stock is trading down $1.66 (-20.3%) to $6.51 in a intraday range of $6.31 to $7.70. 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 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.07 (-33.3%) from $12.24 to $8.17. 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. 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.

Shares are down for Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) today on volume of 193.9 million, which is 2.8 times its average daily volume. The stock is trading down 91 cents (-8.2%) to $9.95 in a intraday range of $9.87 to $10.42. Ford Motor Co. is an automaker that sells its cars and trucks throughout the world.

Stock Price Performance: During May 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.31 (-28.4%) from $15.15 to $10.84. 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 days, rising 9.7% (+$1.62) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 26, 2011 and May 5, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 3.7% (-58 cents) over that span.

Shares are down for General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) today on volume of 166.8 million, which is 3.1 times its average daily volume. The stock is trading down $1.08 (-6.5%) to $15.43 in a intraday range of $15.30 to $16.13. 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 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.42 (-17.2%) from $19.93 to $16.51. 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 Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) are down on volume of 135.9 million today or 3.4 times its average daily volume. The stock is trading down $5.49 (-16.4%) to $27.95 in a intraday range of $26.25 to $32.42. 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 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.46 (-22.1%) from $42.90 to $33.44. 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. 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.

Shares are down for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) today on volume of 125.6 million, which is 1.9 times its average daily volume. The stock is trading down $1.20 (-4.7%) to $24.48 in a intraday range of $24.39 to $25.60. Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses and supports a range of software products and services for a variety of computing devices.

Stock Price Performance: During June 9, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.72 (7.2%) from $23.96 to $25.68. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 4, 2010 and October 13, 2010 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 6% (+$1.40) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 7, 2011 and April 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 4.3% (-$1.11) over that span.

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