S&P 500 Index Logs Best Streak of Weekly Gains Since February

The S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) has notched its longest streak of weekly gains since February, as speculation mounts that European leaders will hammer out a deal to rescue banks on the precipice of failure in Greece and other countries.  Over the past month, the S&P 500 has advanced 108.69 points, or 9.6%, to 1,238.25.  Over three months, the index has declined 106.77 points, or 7.98%.  It is down 7.4% over the 6 month period, and year-to-date it is down 1.54%, having lost 19.39 points.

Following is some information on some of the most active stocks in the index.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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