Technology Stocks Spiking Higher August 25th

Through early trading on Thursday, August 25, 2011, 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.

Shares of Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) are trading at $29.81, up 2 cents (+0.1%) from the previous close of $29.79. Xilinx, Inc. designs, develops and markets programmable platforms and predefined system functions delivered as intellectual property cores.

Stock Price Performance: From June 27, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.89 (-14%) from $34.95 to $30.06. 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 trading days, rising 10.1% (+$2.49). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 10.3% (-$3.80).

Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE:JBL) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $15.27, which is 25 cents (+1.7%) above the previous close of $15.02. Jabil Circuit Inc. is an independent provider of electronic manufacturing services and solutions. It is engaged in the design, production of electronics, and it offers product management and aftermarket services to companies in a wide range of industries, such as the aerospace, defense, medical and telecommunications sectors. .

Stock Price Performance: From May 31, 2011, to August 24, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.46 (-30.1%) from $21.48 to $15.02. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 23, 2011 and July 1, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 8.7% (+$1.66). It saw one of its worst periods between April 4, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 6.7% (-$1.37).

Shares of InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC) are trading at $69.01, up $1.08 (+1.6%) from the previous close of $67.93. InterDigital, Inc. designs and develops advanced digital wireless technology solutions.

Stock Price Performance: From June 27, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had risen $28.86 (73.4%) from $39.32 to $68.18. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 19, 2010 and October 29, 2010 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 14.4% (+$4.20). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 18.2% (-$7.80).

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