Services Stocks Climbing Upward This Morning McGraw-Hill Shares Rise Over 6%

Through morning trading, these stocks are helping the Services (NYSE:IYC) sector. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) is among the top price gainers in the sector today. Its shares are trading at $34.24, up 85 cents (+2.6%) from a previous close of $33.39. CVS Caremark Corporation provides prescriptions and related health care services and products.

Stock Price Performance: During May 27, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.28 (-13.7%) from $38.67 to $33.39. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 30, 2010 and December 14, 2010 when shares rose for 11-straight days, rising 9.9% (+$3.05) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 4.7% (-$1.79) over that span.

McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. (NYSE:MHP) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $40.86, up $2.36 (+6.3%) from a previous close of $38.44. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. produces a range of information products and services for the education, financial services and business information markets.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $5.27 (-12%) from $43.96 to $38.69. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 9, 2010 when shares rose for 10-straight days, rising 5.1% (+$1.72) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 5, 2010 and November 23, 2010 when shares fell for 13-straight days, falling 12.6% (-$4.85) over that span.

Macy’s Inc. (NYSE:M) is among the top price gainers in the sector today. Its shares are trading at $24.85, up 54 cents (+2.2%) from a previous close of $24.31. Macy’s, Inc. is a retailer that sells apparel and accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $5.61 (-18.8%) from $29.92 to $24.31. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 22, 2010 and November 2, 2010 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 8.3% (+$1.82) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 5.3% (-$1.63) over that span.

Shares of Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) are trading at $42.56, up $1.78 (+4.4%) from a previous close of $40.78. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. operates hotel and leisure business. Its brand names include St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin and Le Mridien.

Stock Price Performance: During May 26, 2011 to August 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $22.71 (-37.4%) from $60.77 to $38.06. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 14, 2011 and April 21, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 7.4% (+$4.21) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between March 30, 2011 and April 11, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 3.3% (-$1.91) over that span.

Dillards Inc. (NYSE:DDS) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $44.51, up $1.55 (+3.6%) from a previous close of $42.95. Dillard’s, Inc. operates as an apparel and home furnishing retailer.

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $15.44 (-26.4%) from $58.39 to $42.95. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 16, 2010 and November 24, 2010 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 10.1% (+$3.00) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 26, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 10.2% (-$5.73) over that span.

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