5 Technology Stocks Lighting Up Trading Screens Mid-Day: MSFT, IBM, ORCL, INTC, CSCO

Through the early part of trading on Thursday, September 15, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Technology (NYSE:XLK) sector.

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Shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 15.2 million shares trading hands at $26.69(+19 cents), making up a dollar volume of $405.2 million. Don’t Miss: Should Apple Shake as Microsoft’s Stock Pops on Half a Million Downloads of Windows 8?

Stock Price Performance: From June 17, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.93 (8%) from $24.11 to $26.04. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 4, 2010 and October 13, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 6% (+$1.40). It saw one of its worst periods between April 7, 2011 and April 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 4.3% (-$1.11).

Shares of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $182.8 million, based on a current price of $167.93 (+76 cents) and 1.1 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.09 (-6.4%) from $174.52 to $163.43. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 4, 2010 and October 14, 2010 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 4.6% (+$6.15). It saw one of its worst periods between August 29, 2011 and September 6, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 4.4% (-$7.51).

Shares of Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) have a dollar volume of $186.7 million based on a current price of $28.47(+31 cents) and 6.6 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.77 (-12%) from $31.49 to $27.72. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and May 2, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 8.2% (+$2.74). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 9.2% (-$3.00).

Shares of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 10.9 million shares trading hands at $21.37(+26 cents), making up a dollar volume of $233.7 million.

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.30 (-5.9%) from $22.06 to $20.76. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 29, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 18% (+$3.47). It saw one of its worst periods between August 29, 2011 and September 6, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 3.7% (-76 cents).

Shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $182.5 million, based on a current price of $16.54 (+21 cents) and 11 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 17, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.44 (9.7%) from $14.91 to $16.35. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 29, 2010 and November 8, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.7% (+$1.52). It saw one of its worst periods between April 6, 2011 and April 19, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 8.1% (-$1.45).