Top Technology Stocks Spiking Higher Now

These are stocks helping the Technology (NYSE:IYW) 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.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) is among the top price gainers in the market today. Its shares are trading at $166.91, up 76 cents (+0.41%) from a previous close of $166.22.

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.

National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM) is one of the top price gainers today. Its stock price is $24.66, which is 12 cents (+0.49%) above the previous close of $24.54.

Stock Price Performance: During August 1, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped 23 cents (-0.9%) from $24.78 to $24.55. It saw one of its worst periods between March 3, 2011 and March 10, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 8.9% (-$1.38) over that span. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 19, 2011 and April 27, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 0.8% (+19 cents) over that span.

Analog Devices Inc. (NYSE:ADI) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $30.54, up 26 cents (+1.29%) from a previous close of $30.18.

Stock Price Performance: During May 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9 (-22.2%) from $40.50 to $31.50. 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 days, rising 11.4% (+$3.57) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 11.8% (-$4.73) over that span.

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM) is one of the top price gainers today. Its stock price is $21.34, which is 26 cents (+1.23%) above the previous close of $21.08.

Stock Price Performance: During May 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.06 (-21.9%) from $27.68 to $21.62. 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 11.3% (+$2.76) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between December 8, 2010 and December 15, 2010 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 3.1% (-75 cents) over that span.