Stock Prices Climbing For These Stocks in the Technology Sector

Through early afternoon trading, these stocks are helping the Technology (NYSE:XLK) sector today. 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.

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) is among the top price gainers in the sector today. Its shares are trading at $32.87, up $1.22 (+3.9%) from a previous close of $31.65. Broadcom Corporation manufactures semiconductors for wired and wireless communications.

Stock Price Performance: During July 25, 2011 to August 22, 2011, the stock price had dropped $3.26 (-9.3%) from $34.91 to $31.65. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 31, 2010 and September 9, 2010 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 13.3% (+$3.97) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between February 4, 2011 and February 23, 2011 when shares fell for 13-straight days, falling 12.3% (-$5.59) over that span.

Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $35.47, up $1.36 (+4%) from a previous close of $34.10. Altera Corp. designs and manufactures programmable logic devices, HardCopy ASIC devices, pre-defined design building blocks, cores and associated development tools.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $13.38 (-28.8%) from $46.39 to $33.01. 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 11.9% (+$3.80) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 14, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 11.5% (-$5.52) over that span.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) is among the top price gainers in the sector today. Its shares are trading at $56.45, up $2.73 (+5.1%) from a previous close of $53.71. Rockwell Automation Inc. provides industrial automation power, control and information solutions to customers in the manufacturing sector.

Stock Price Performance: During May 26, 2011 to August 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $28.82 (-34.9%) from $82.53 to $53.71. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 4, 2011 and February 14, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 8% (+$6.50) 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 19.3% (-$16.03) over that span.

Shares of Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) are trading at $36.14, up $1.29 (+3.7%) from a previous close of $34.85. Harris Corp. is an international communications and information technology company serving commercial markets and government.

Stock Price Performance: During May 26, 2011 to August 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $13.78 (-28.3%) from $48.63 to $34.85. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 3, 2011 and January 12, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 6.4% (+$2.86) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 12.4% (-$5.38) over that span.

Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $81.09, up $3.86 (+5%) from a previous close of $77.23. Quality Systems, Inc. develops and markets healthcare information systems that automate certain aspects of medical and dental practices, networks of practices, ambulatory care centers, community health centers and medical and dental schools.

Stock Price Performance: During July 25, 2011 to August 22, 2011, the stock price had dropped $12.40 (-13.8%) from $89.63 to $77.23. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for 15-straight days, rising 11.7% (+$9.22) 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 6.5% (-$5.93) over that span.

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