5 Stocks Buzzing on Trading Terminals This Afternoon

Through most of the trading day on Friday, September 9, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 278.9 points to 11,020, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is down 46.2 points to 2,482 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 26.2 points to 1,160. Here are some of today’s biggest gainers by price.

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SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $39.34, up 82 cents (+2.1%) from the previous close of $38.52. SanDisk Corp. is a multinational corporation, whose main focus is the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of flash memory card products. Its data-storage solutions include removable cards and universal serial bus (NYSE:USB) drives, which can be used in a wide gamut of consumer electronics products, such as digital cameras and mobile phones.

Stock Price Performance: From June 13, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.82 (-11.4%) from $42.45 to $37.63. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 27, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 9.2% (+$4.26). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 15.3% (-$5.83).

Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $13.80, up 37 cents (+2.8%) from the previous close of $13.43. Marvell Technology Group is a global semiconductor provider of analog, mixed-signal, digital signal processing and embedded microprocessor integrated circuits.

Stock Price Performance: From August 10, 2011, to September 8, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.49 (12.5%) from $11.94 to $13.43. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 4, 2011 and January 18, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 20.8% (+$3.77). It saw one of its worst periods between December 2, 2010 and December 16, 2010 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 9.2% (-$1.89).

Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $6.47, up 23 cents (+3.6%) from the previous close of $6.25. Micron Technology is a global manufacturer and marketer of Flash memory, image sensors and other semiconductor components.

Stock Price Performance: From June 13, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.23 (-26.9%) from $8.29 to $6.06. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 8, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 10.3% (+$1.07). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 13, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 18.7% (-$1.91).

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $67.22, up $7.46 (+12.5%) from the previous close of $59.76. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc. is a beauty retailer that provides one-stop shopping for mass and salon products and salon services in the United States.

Stock Price Performance: From July 12, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.49 (-11.7%) from $64.29 to $56.80. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 14, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 16.5% (+$6.08). It saw one of its worst periods between August 12, 2011 and August 22, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 17.7% (-$10.50).

Shares of GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD (NYSE:GTI) are trading at $14.90, up 39 cents (+2.1%) from the previous close of $14.60.

Stock Price Performance: From July 13, 2011, to September 8, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.66 (-31.3%) from $21.26 to $14.60. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 19, 2011 and April 29, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 15.9% (+$3.19). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 12 straight trading days, falling 42.8% (-$9.58).