Services Stocks with Extraordinary Volume

Through early afternoon trading on Thursday, August 11, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Services (NYSE:IYC) sector.

Shares of News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $1.03 billion, with a current price of $16.35 and 62.9 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.90 (-16.6%) from $17.45 to $14.55. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and April 4, 2011 when shares rose for 10-straight days, rising 7.8% (+$1.30) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between January 4, 2011 and January 13, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 5.7% (-85 cents) over that span.

Shares of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) have a dollar volume today of $889.9 million, sitting at a current price of $28.41 with 31.3 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.13 (-6.9%) from $30.98 to $28.85. 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 The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 22.1 million shares trading hands at $32.77, making up a dollar volume of $725.2 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.82 (-16.4%) from $41.52 to $34.70. 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.

Shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. Twelve million shares are being traded at $49.81, making up a dollar volume of $600.1 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 16, 2011 to August 10, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.25 (-13%) from $55.66 to $48.41. 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 McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $549.8 million, with a current price of $85.95 and 6.4 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.82 (7.3%) from $80.14 to $85.96. 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.

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