Service Sector Stocks Trading on Heavy Volume

Through the early part of trading on Friday, August 26, 2011, these stocks have been very active in the Services (NYSE:IYC) sector.

Shares of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are six million shares trading hands at $28.80(-15 cents), making up a dollar volume of $172.2 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 29, 2011, to August 25, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.78 (-5.8%) from $30.84 to $29.06. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 26, 2010 and November 4, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 4% (+$1.08). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 7, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 4% (-$1.23).

Shares of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $159.5 million, based on a current price of $35.41 (–23 cents) and 4.5 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From August 19, 2011, to August 25, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.06 (3.1%) from $34.71 to $35.77. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and March 31, 2011 when shares rose for 12 straight trading days, rising 12.4% (+$4.13). It saw one of its worst periods between July 8, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 2.1% (-77 cents).

Shares of Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 3.6 million shares trading hands at $34.12(+33 cents), making up a dollar volume of $123.3 million.

Stock Price Performance: From August 19, 2011, to August 25, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.96 (6.1%) from $31.88 to $33.84. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 7, 2011 and February 18, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 5.1% (+$1.85). It saw one of its worst periods between October 8, 2010 and October 19, 2010 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 4.6% (-$1.45).

Shares of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $111.4 million, based on a current price of $20.18 (+one cent) and 5.5 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 29, 2011, to August 25, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.60 (-18.5%) from $24.83 to $20.23. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 12, 2011 and January 24, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 4.7% (+$1.06). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 6.4% (-$1.64).

Shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 3.5 million shares trading hands at $66.97(+$3.86), making up a dollar volume of $235 million.

Stock Price Performance: From July 28, 2011, to August 25, 2011, the stock price had dropped $16.31 (-20.5%) from $79.42 to $63.11. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 9, 2010 and September 20, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 10.2% (+$4.22). It saw one of its worst periods between December 29, 2010 and January 7, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.3% (-$4.61).