Walgreens is Leading Stocks in the Services Sector with Price Gains Today

Through early trading, these stocks are helping the Services (NYSE:IYC) sector. 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.

Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $35.92, up 71 cents (+2%) from the previous close of $35.21. Walgreen Co. operates retail drug store and general merchandise. It is engaged in the retail sale of prescription and non-prescription drugs and general merchandise.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.91 (-18.3%) from $43.12 to $35.21. It saw one of its worst periods between May 27, 2011 and June 7, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 1.8% (-78 cents). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between May 6, 2011 and May 16, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.6% (+$2.75).

Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $56.90, up 85 cents (+1.5%) from the previous close of $56.05. Coach, Inc. is an American marketer of fine accessories and gifts, including handbags, footwear, sunwear, travel bags, business cases, jewelry, clothing, fragrance and watches.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.40 (-16.9%) from $67.62 to $56.22. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 8, 2011 and April 21, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 13.6% (+$6.86). It saw one of its worst periods between May 27, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 8% (-$5.10).

International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $15.46, up 20 cents (+1.3%) from the previous close of $15.26. International Game Technology is a global gaming company that designs, manufactures and markets electronic gaming equipment and systems products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.07 (-11.7%) from $17.66 to $15.59. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 9, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 3.5% (+60 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between February 9, 2011 and February 24, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 10.7% (-$1.90).

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $62.23, up 86 cents (+1.4%) from the previous close of $61.37. 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).

PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $67.39, up $1.93 (+2.9%) from the previous close of $65.46. PriceSmart, Inc. through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the ownership and operation of membership shopping warehouse clubs under the trade name ‘PriceSmart’ in Central America and the Caribbean.

Stock Price Performance: From June 7, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had risen $21.30 (48.2%) from $44.16 to $65.46. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 23, 2011 and April 1, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 15.4% (+$4.95). It saw one of its worst periods between January 18, 2011 and January 25, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 4.9% (-$1.96).