Telecom Stocks are Attracting Major Trading Interest in the Services Sector Now

Through the early part of trading on Thursday, September 1, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Services (NYSE:IYC) sector.

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Shares of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $296.7 million, based on a current price of $28.50 (+2 cents) and 10.4 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.58 (-5.1%) from $31.20 to $29.62. 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 4% (+$1.08). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 7, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 4% (-$1.23).

Shares of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) have a dollar volume of $145.8 million based on a current price of $36.12(-8 cents) and four million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 6, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.55 (4.5%) from $34.76 to $36.31. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and March 31, 2011 when shares rose for 12 straight trading days, rising 12.4% (+$4.13). It saw one of its worst periods between July 8, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 2.1% (-77 cents).

Shares of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $122.5 million, based on a current price of $90.65 (+24 cents) and 1.4 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 6, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had risen $10.62 (13.2%) from $80.16 to $90.78. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 28, 2010 and November 8, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 2.4% (+$1.78). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 3.9% (-$3.47).

Shares of News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) have a dollar volume of $107.7 million based on a current price of $17.16(-9 cents) and 6.3 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From August 3, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.66 (10.6%) from $15.61 to $17.27. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and April 4, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 7.8% (+$1.30). It saw one of its worst periods between January 4, 2011 and January 13, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 5.7% (-85 cents).

Shares of American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 3.7 million shares trading hands at $27.82(-70 cents), making up a dollar volume of $103.9 million.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.76 (-5.8%) from $30.27 to $28.51. It saw one of its worst periods between April 5, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 3.4% (-92 cents). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 9, 2010 and September 20, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 7% (+$1.61).