Services Stocks Attracting Major Trading Interest August 23rd

Through the early part of trading on Tuesday, August 23, 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. 3.3 million shares are being traded at $52.62, making up a dollar volume of $172.6 million.

Stock Price Performance: During August 15, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.32 (4.6%) from $49.98 to $52.30. 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 $174.6 million, sitting at a current price of $28.77 with 6.1 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.59 (-8.5%) from $30.58 to $27.99. 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 6.7 million shares trading hands at $35.57, making up a dollar volume of $238 million.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $2.03 (-5.5%) from $36.74 to $34.71. 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. 1.2 million shares are being traded at $88.40, making up a dollar volume of $110.1 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.12 (6.2%) from $82.11 to $87.23. 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 The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $130 million, with a current price of $31.74 and 4.1 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.28 (-22.6%) from $41.13 to $31.85. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 9, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 11.6% (+$4.51) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 9.3% (-$3.77) over that span.