These Big Banks are the Most Active Financial Stocks Mid-Day

Through the early part of trading on Thursday, September 15, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Financial (NYSE:XLF) sector.

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Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) have a dollar volume of $159.3 million based on a current price of $24.82(+11 cents) and 6.4 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 17, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.85 (-10.5%) from $27.21 to $24.36. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 3, 2010 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 9% (+$2.38). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 6.2% (-$1.78).

Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 10.3 million shares trading hands at $33.34(+54 cents), making up a dollar volume of $345 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 17, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.06 (-19.9%) from $40.55 to $32.49. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and March 30, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 2.2% (+97 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between May 18, 2011 and May 25, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 4.1% (-$1.80).

Shares of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $287.2 million, based on a current price of $27.80 (+41 cents) and 10.3 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 17, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.24 (-29.4%) from $38.29 to $27.05. 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 8.8% (+$3.47). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 16.7% (-$5.21).

Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) have a dollar volume of $247.7 million based on a current price of $106.51(+$1.97) and 2.3 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 17, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $32.73 (-23.9%) from $136.82 to $104.09. It saw one of its worst periods between April 11, 2011 and April 19, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 6% (-$9.56). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 29, 2010 and January 5, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 3.8% (+$6.32).

Shares of Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 4.3 million shares trading hands at $42.45(-$1.10), making up a dollar volume of $182.9 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 20, 2011, to September 14, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.01 (-12.1%) from $49.53 to $43.52. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 27, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 12.1% (+$5.99). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 8.5% (-$4.63).