Technology Shares Attracting Investor Interest August 30th

Through most of the trading day on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Technology (NYSE:XLK) sector.

Shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 30.9 million shares trading hands at $26.23(+39 cents), making up a dollar volume of $811.6 million.

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Stock Price Performance: From July 29, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had dropped $1.98 (-7.3%) from $27.23 to $25.25. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 4, 2010 and October 13, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 6% (+$1.40). It saw one of its worst periods between April 7, 2011 and April 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 4.3% (-$1.11).

Shares of Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $340.7 million, based on a current price of $27.66 (–22 cents) and 12.3 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.20 (-18.9%) from $32.85 to $26.65. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and May 2, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 8.2% (+$2.74). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 9.2% (-$3.00).

Shares of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 21.1 million shares trading hands at $20.14(–11 cents), making up a dollar volume of $425.4 million.

Stock Price Performance: From July 29, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had dropped $2.34 (-10.6%) from $22.11 to $19.77. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 29, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 18% (+$3.47). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 19, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 8.1% (-$1.70).

Shares of QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $372.7 million, based on a current price of $50.84 (–2 cents) and 7.3 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.60 (-14.9%) from $57.54 to $48.94. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 29, 2011 and July 8, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 7.1% (+$3.91). It saw one of its worst periods between March 3, 2011 and March 16, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 14.2% (-$8.27).

Shares of Hewlett Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 13.2 million shares trading hands at $25.99(–11 cents), making up a dollar volume of $343.2 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.58 (-31.8%) from $36.40 to $24.82. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 7, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.8% (+$2.61). It saw one of its worst periods between May 10, 2011 and May 23, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 13.9% (-$5.74).

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