Services Stocks Attracting Investor Interest

Through most of the trading day on Monday, August 29, 2011, these stocks are 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 8.8 million shares trading hands at $29.43(+39 cents), making up a dollar volume of $258.5 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.94 (-6.3%) from $30.98 to $29.04. 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 $218.9 million, based on a current price of $35.98 (+23 cents) and 6.1 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From August 22, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had risen 94 cents (2.7%) from $34.82 to $35.76. 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 McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 2.6 million shares trading hands at $90.64(+71 cents), making up a dollar volume of $232 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had risen $9.18 (11.4%) from $80.75 to $89.93. 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 2.4% (+$1.79). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 4% (-$3.50).

Shares of Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $288.9 million, based on a current price of $33.96 (–5 cents) and 8.5 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.22 (-6.1%) from $36.22 to $34. 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 Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 5.9 million shares trading hands at $30.89(+$1.15), making up a dollar volume of $183.3 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.45 (-17.7%) from $36.37 to $29.92. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 29, 2010 and January 7, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 4.1% (+$1.28). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 18.6% (-$6.81).