Services Stocks Attracting Investor Interest August 24th

Through early afternoon trading on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Services (NYSE:IYC) sector.

Shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $375.5 million, with a current price of $53.05 and 7.1 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During August 17, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.66 (3.2%) from $51.55 to $53.21. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 25, 2011 and May 3, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 3.9% (+$2.06) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 10-straight days, falling 8.1% (-$4.39) over that span.

Shares of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) have a dollar volume today of $353.6 million, sitting at a current price of $29.25 with 12.1 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.88 (-6.1%) from $30.86 to $28.98. 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 days, rising 4% (+$1.08) 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 4% (-$1.23) over that span.

Shares of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 9.5 million shares trading hands at $36.30, making up a dollar volume of $345.3 million.

Stock Price Performance: During August 17, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had risen 35 cents (1%) from $35.61 to $35.96. 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 days, rising 12.4% (+$4.13) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 8, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 2.1% (-77 cents) over that span.

Shares of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 4.5 million shares are being traded at $89.50, making up a dollar volume of $399.3 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had risen $7.91 (9.7%) from $81.62 to $89.53. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 4% (-$3.50) over that span. 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 days, rising 2.4% (+$1.79) over that span.

Shares of Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $417.2 million, with a current price of $34.17 and 12.2 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $3.28 (-9%) from $36.39 to $33.11. 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 days, rising 5.1% (+$1.85) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between October 8, 2010 and October 19, 2010 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 4.6% (-$1.45) over that span.

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