Utilities High Volume Stocks You Must Know Now on Monday, August 29, 2011

After the close of trading on Monday, August 29, 2011, these stocks were very active in the Utilities (NYSE:XLU) sector.

Shares of Southern Company (NYSE:SO) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 5.7 million shares trading hands at $41.10(+27 cents), making up a dollar volume of $232.9 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.63 (4.2%) from $39.20 to $40.83. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 25, 2011 and May 4, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 3.9% (+$1.45). It saw one of its worst periods between May 19, 2011 and May 27, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 2.5% (-$1.01).

Shares of Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $208.2 million, based on a current price of $42.95 (+94 cents) and 4.8 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 29, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had dropped $1.49 (-3.4%) from $43.50 to $42.01. 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 4.9% (+$2.01). It saw one of its worst periods between October 20, 2010 and October 27, 2010 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 7.6% (-$3.19).

Shares of Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE:D) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 3.1 million shares trading hands at $48.97(+51 cents), making up a dollar volume of $152.3 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.66 (3.5%) from $46.80 to $48.46. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and May 4, 2011 when shares rose for 12 straight trading days, rising 6.6% (+$2.86). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 3.1% (-$1.54).

Shares of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $185.2 million, based on a current price of $18.77 (+21 cents) and 9.9 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 29, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had risen 22 cents (1.2%) from $18.34 to $18.56. It saw one of its worst periods between November 4, 2010 and November 17, 2010 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 3.8% (-67 cents). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 13, 2010 and October 21, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 1.5% (+25 cents).

Shares of El Paso Corporation (NYSE:EP) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 7.9 million shares trading hands at $18.91(+72 cents), making up a dollar volume of $149.3 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.41 (-11.7%) from $20.60 to $18.19. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.2% (+$1.02). It saw one of its worst periods between July 27, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 15.3% (-$3.21).

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