Stock Traders Are Selling Disney and Walgreens Shares Today

Through early afternoon trading on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, these stocks are bringing down 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.

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is among the price losers in the sector today. Its shares are trading at $31.46, which is 56 cents (-1.7%) below the previous close of $32.02. Walt Disney Company is an entertainment company with operations in: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products.

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.

Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) stocks are trading at $34.20. This is 72 cents (-2%) below the previous close of $34.90, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Walgreen Co. operates retail drug store and general merchandise. It is engaged in the retail sale of prescription and non-prescription drugs and general merchandise.

Stock Price Performance: During May 26, 2011 to August 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.54 (-19.7%) from $43.44 to $34.90. It saw one of its worst periods between May 27, 2011 and June 7, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 1.8% (-78 cents) over that span. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between May 6, 2011 and May 16, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 6.6% (+$2.75) over that span.

SL Green Realty Corporation (NYSE:SLG) is one of the sector losers in price today. Its shares are trading at $65.09, down 79 cents (-1.2%) from a previous close of $65.88. SL Green Realty Corporation is a self-managed real estate investment trust, with in-house capabilities in property management, acquisitions, financing, development, construction and leasing.

Stock Price Performance: During May 26, 2011 to August 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $21.25 (-24.4%) from $87.13 to $65.88. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 12.9% (-$11.28) over that span. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 6.9% (+$5.68) over that span.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE:WSM) is among the price losers in the sector today. Its shares are trading at $29.11, which is 97 cents (-3.1%) below the previous close of $30.03. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a retailer of products for the home. The retail segment of its business sells products through five retail store concepts (Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home).

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.36 (-26.4%) from $39.24 to $28.88. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 14, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 18.5% (+$5.92) 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 8.6% (-$3.42) over that span.

MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) stocks are trading at $7.39. This is 7 cents (-0.8%) below the previous close of $7.45, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. MFA Financial, Inc. is engaged in the business of investing, on a leveraged basis, in residential Agency and Non-Agency MBS.

Stock Price Performance: During May 26, 2011 to August 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen 50 cents (-6.3%) from $7.95 to $7.45. It saw one of its worst periods between April 4, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 4% (-31 cents) over that span. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 30, 2011 and July 8, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 3.7% (+29 cents) over that span.