Investors are Buying NYSE Euronext and These 4 Stocks in the Financial Sector

TheĀ Financial (NYSE:XLF) sector has 67 percent gainers outpacing losers. 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. Here are some of the top gaining stocks.

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE:HIG) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $17.66, up 31 cents (+1.8%) from the previous close of $17.35. Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. provides investment products and insurance products in the United States.

Stock Price Performance: From June 17, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.96 (-28.6%) from $24.31 to $17.35. It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 23, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 18.6% (-$3.82). 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 trading days, rising 11.1% (+$2.69).

NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $26.94, up 66 cents (+2.5%) from the previous close of $26.28. NYSE Euronext, Inc. provides securities listing, trading, market data products, and software and technology services.

Stock Price Performance: From July 15, 2011, to September 12, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.93 (-26%) from $34.35 to $25.42. It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 28.1% (-$9.90). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between July 18, 2011 and July 26, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 3.6% (+$1.21).

SLM Corporation (NYSE:SLM) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $13.45, up 27 cents (+2.1%) from the previous close of $13.18. SLM Corporation originates, services and collects student loans. It provides funding, delivery and servicing support for education loans in the US.

Stock Price Performance: From June 17, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.66 (-16.8%) from $15.84 to $13.18. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 28, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 7.7% (-$1.28). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 19, 2010 and October 28, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 8.2% (+89 cents).

Comerica Inc. (NYSE:CMA) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $24.03, up 20 cents (+1%) from the previous close of $23.80. Comerica Incorporated is a financial holding company that operates in business, retail and wealth management.

Stock Price Performance: From June 16, 2011, to September 12, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.25 (-33.1%) from $33.95 to $22.70. 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 trading days, rising 8.7% (+$3.09). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 9.4% (-$3.19).

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $4.89, up 7 cents (+1.4%) from the previous close of $4.82. Huntington Bancshares Inc. is a financial holding company that offers various financial services through its subsidiary in several states.

Stock Price Performance: From June 16, 2011, to September 12, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.64 (-25.9%) from $6.32 to $4.68. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 6, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 16.5% (+91 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between February 15, 2011 and February 24, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 10.3% (-78 cents).

 

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