International Game Technology and Williams-Sonoma Lead Services Stocks Higher

Through early trading on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, these stocks are helping the Services (NYSE:IYC) sector today amidst the large general market rally. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $14.71, which is 50 cents (+3.5%) above the previous close of $14.21. International Game Technology is a global gaming company that designs, manufactures and markets electronic gaming equipment and systems products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.34 (-19%) from $17.55 to $14.21. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 9, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 3.5% (+60 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between February 9, 2011 and February 24, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 10.7% (-$1.90).

Shares of Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE:WSM) are trading at $31.87, up $1.08 (+3.5%) from the previous close of $30.79. Williams-Sonoma is a retailer of products for the home. The retail segment of its business sells products through five retail store concepts (Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home).

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.59 (-17.6%) from $37.38 to $30.79. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 14, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 18.5% (+$5.92). It saw one of its worst periods between May 26, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 8.6% (-$3.42).

Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $20.34, which is 91 cents (+4.7%) above the previous close of $19.43. Foot Locker, Inc. operates as a global retailer of athletic footwear and apparel. The Company through its subsidiaries operates in two reportable segments; Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.89 (-16.7%) from $23.32 to $19.43. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 31, 2011 and April 8, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.4% (+$1.04). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 11.7% (-$2.90).

Shares of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) are trading at $10.38, up 49 cents (+5%) from the previous close of $9.89. Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company operating mainly in the realms of publishing, digital and broadcasting.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.68 (-27%) from $13.65 to $9.97. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 30, 2010 and December 8, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 20.7% (+$2.69). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 26.1% (-$3.55).

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $35.68, which is $1.34 (+3.9%) above the previous close of $34.34. Sothebys is an auctioneer of authenticated fine art, antiques and decorative art, jewelry and collectibles.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.78 (-23.9%) from $45.12 to $34.34. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 18.5% (+$7.46). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 12.4% (-$5.60).