Top Technology Stocks Attracting Major Trading Interest August 8th

These stocks are very active in the Technology (NYSE:IYW) sector August 8th:

Shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 125.6 million shares trading hands at $24.48, making up a dollar volume of $3.07 billion.

Stock Price Performance: During June 9, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.72 (7.2%) from $23.96 to $25.68. 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 days, rising 6% (+$1.40) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 7, 2011 and April 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 4.3% (-$1.11) over that span.

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Shares of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 15.6 million shares are being traded at $166.22, making up a dollar volume of $2.59 billion.

Stock Price Performance: During June 9, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had risen $8.14 (4.9%) from $164.84 to $172.98. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 4, 2010 and October 14, 2010 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 4.6% (+$6.17) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 7, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 3.1% (-$5.24) over that span.

Shares of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) have a dollar volume today of $2.35 billion, sitting at a current price of $20.22 with 116.2 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.39 (-10.3%) from $23.18 to $20.79. 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 days, rising 18% (+$3.47) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 18, 2011 and May 24, 2011 when shares fell for five-straight days, falling 5.3% (-$1.26) over that span.

Shares of Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 74.1 million shares trading hands at $26.06, making up a dollar volume of $1.93 billion.

Stock Price Performance: During May 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.57 (-18.8%) from $34.92 to $28.35. 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 days, rising 8.2% (+$2.74) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 9.2% (-$3.00) over that span.

Shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 123.7 million shares are being traded at $13.94, making up a dollar volume of $1.72 billion.

Stock Price Performance: During May 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.77 (-15.6%) from $17.71 to $14.94. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 29, 2010 and November 8, 2010 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 6.7% (+$1.52) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 6, 2011 and April 19, 2011 when shares fell for 10-straight days, falling 8.1% (-$1.45) over that span.

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