5 Stocks on the Rise in the Technology Sector: AMAT, ROK, KLAC, CSC, CY

Through early trading on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, these stocks are helping the Technology (NYSE:XLK) 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.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $11.34, up 36 cents (+3.3%) from the previous close of $10.98. Applied Materials manufacturers and produces capital equipments, and it provides manufacturing equipment, software, and solutions for the global semiconductor, flat panel liquid crystal displays, solar, and related industries. .

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to October 11, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.23 (-10.1%) from $12.21 to $10.98. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 26, 2010 and November 5, 2010 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 7.4% (+87 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 11.2% (-$1.31). Get comprehensive fundamental stock data, insider buys and sells, and much more >>

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $64.46, up $2.59 (+4.2%) from the previous close of $61.87. Rockwell Automation provides industrial automation power, control and information solutions to customers in the manufacturing sector.

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to October 11, 2011, the stock price had fallen $18.76 (-23.3%) from $80.63 to $61.87. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 4, 2011 and February 14, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 8% (+$6.50). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 19.3% (-$16.03). Get comprehensive fundamental stock data, insider buys and sells, and much more >>

KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $44.40, up $1.49 (+3.5%) from the previous close of $42.91. KLA-Tencor is a company that designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. Its primary offerings include wafer and integrated circuit defect monitoring.

Stock Price Performance: From August 15, 2011, to October 11, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.94 (16.1%) from $36.97 to $42.91. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 8, 2011 and September 16, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 11.3% (+$3.98). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 9.7% (-$4.24). Get comprehensive fundamental stock data, insider buys and sells, and much more >>

Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $30.72, up 90 cents (+3%) from the previous close of $29.82. Computer Sciences Corporation offers information technology and professional services to commercial and government markets, specializing in the application of complex IT problems.

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to October 11, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.21 (-17.2%) from $36.03 to $29.82. 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 7.8% (+$4.02). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 13.3% (-$5). Get comprehensive fundamental stock data, insider buys and sells, and much more >>

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $16.16, up 55 cents (+3.5%) from the previous close of $15.62. Cypress Semiconductor designs, develops, manufactures, and markets high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and system value.

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to October 11, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.73 (-23.2%) from $20.35 to $15.62. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 3, 2011 and January 14, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 17.7% (+$3.17). It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 8.5% (-$1.49). Get comprehensive fundamental stock data, insider buys and sells, and much more >>

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