Microsoft, IBM and Intel Shares Attracting Technology Investor Interest Today

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

Shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $217.9 million, with a current price of $24.67 and 8.8 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $3.18 (-11.4%) from $27.90 to $24.72. 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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Shares of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 1.1 million shares trading hands at $165.04, making up a dollar volume of $178.7 million.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $17.82 (-9.8%) from $182.14 to $164.32. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 4, 2010 and October 14, 2010 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 4.6% (+$6.15) 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 3.1% (-$5.22) over that span.

Shares of Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 6.5 million shares are being traded at $26.41, making up a dollar volume of $172.1 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.44 (-22.1%) from $33.64 to $26.20. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and May 2, 2011 when shares rose for 10-straight days, rising 8.2% (+$2.74) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 9.2% (-$3.00) over that span.

Shares of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $240.9 million, with a current price of $19.66 and 12.3 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $2.97 (-13.1%) from $22.68 to $19.71. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 29, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 18% (+$3.47) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 19, 2011 when shares fell for five-straight days, falling 8.1% (-$1.70) over that span.

Shares of QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) have a dollar volume today of $175.9 million, sitting at a current price of $47.41 with 3.7 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.29 (-16.2%) from $57.35 to $48.06. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 29, 2011 and July 8, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 7.1% (+$3.93) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between March 3, 2011 and March 16, 2011 when shares fell for 10-straight days, falling 14.2% (-$8.31) over that span.

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