Traders are Buying These Services Stocks This Morning

Through early trading on Thursday, September 8, 2011, these stocks are helping the Services (NYSE:IYC) 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.

Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $154.32, which is $1.67 (+1.1%) above the previous close of $152.65. Wynn Resorts is a developer, owner and operator of destination casino resorts. It owns and operates three: Wynn Las Vegas, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and Wynn Macau.

Stock Price Performance: From June 13, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had risen $23.26 (18%) from $129.39 to $152.65. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 8, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 22.7% (+$29.73). It saw one of its worst periods between December 1, 2010 and December 14, 2010 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 4.9% (-$5.15).

Shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) are trading at $71.67, up 84 cents (+1.2%) from the previous close of $70.84. Tiffany & Co. is a jeweler and specialty retailer that sells timepieces, sterling silverware, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances and accessories.

Stock Price Performance: From July 12, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.66 (-12%) from $80.50 to $70.84. 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 10.2% (+$4.22). It saw one of its worst periods between December 29, 2010 and January 7, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.3% (-$4.61).

Virgin Media Inc. (NASDAQ:VMED) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $25.36, which is 45 cents (+1.8%) above the previous close of $24.91. Virgin Media, Inc. is a provider of entertainment and communications services in the U.K., offering ‘quad-play’ broadband internet, television, mobile telephony and fixed line telephony services.

Stock Price Performance: From June 13, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.45 (-20.5%) from $31.40 to $24.95. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 19, 2010 and November 5, 2010 when shares rose for 14 straight trading days, rising 11.7% (+$2.78). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 10.2% (-$2.87).

Shares of Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) are trading at $18.79, up 38 cents (+2%) from the previous close of $18.41. Safeway Inc. is a retail supermarket chain in North America. As a food and drug retailer, the company, with its subsidiaries, operates stores that offer a range of grocery products, general merchandise and specialty departments like pharmacies and coffee shops. It also owns and operates distribution, manufacturing, and food processing facilities.

Stock Price Performance: From July 12, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.18 (-22%) from $23.59 to $18.41. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 4, 2011 and February 17, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 6.8% (+$1.41). It saw one of its worst periods between July 19, 2011 and July 28, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 16.5% (-$4).

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $63.60, which is $1.03 (+1.7%) above the previous close of $62.57. Tractor Supply is an operator of retail farm and ranch stores in the United States and is focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and those who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.16 (-14.2%) from $71.53 to $61.37. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 12.8% (+$7). It saw one of its worst periods between October 12, 2010 and October 21, 2010 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 6.2% (-$2.48).