5 Top Stocks Leading Markets Higher Now: CHK, NFLX, JBL, BMRN, IDCC

Through the opening portion of the trading day on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is up 0.5 points to 11,187, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is down 8.9 points to 2,537 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 2.8 points to 1,171. Here are some of today’s biggest gainers by price.

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $28.79, up $1.11 (+4%) from the previous close of $27.68. Chesapeake Energy is a company that explores and develops properties for the production of crude oil and natural gas from underground reservoirs.

Stock Price Performance: From August 1, 2011, to September 27, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.67 (-19.4%) from $34.35 to $27.68. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 4, 2011 and January 12, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.4% (+$1.66). It saw one of its worst periods between September 16, 2011 and September 23, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 18.2% (-$5.78).

Shares of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) are trading at $131.37, up $3.88 (+3%) from the previous close of $127.49. Netflix provides subscription service, streaming movies, and TV episodes over the Internet.

Stock Price Performance: From July 29, 2011, to September 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $133.77 (-50.3%) from $265.99 to $132.22. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 18, 2011 and March 30, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 13.6% (+$28.55). It saw one of its worst periods between September 12, 2011 and September 21, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 38.8% (-$81.55).

Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE:JBL) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $18.78, up $1.41 (+8.1%) from the previous close of $17.38. Jabil Circuit is an independent provider of electronic manufacturing services and solutions. It is engaged in the design, production of electronics, and it offers product management and aftermarket services to companies in a wide range of industries, such as the aerospace, defense, medical and telecommunications sectors. .

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to September 27, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.29 (-15.9%) from $20.67 to $17.38. 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 8.7% (+$1.66). It saw one of its worst periods between April 4, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 6.7% (-$1.37).

Shares of BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC (NASDAQ:BMRN) are trading at $32.19, up $1.36 (+4.4%) from the previous close of $30.83.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to September 27, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.97 (10.7%) from $27.86 to $30.83. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 14, 2010 and October 25, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 11.2% (+$2.45). It saw one of its worst periods between December 22, 2010 and January 4, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 6.4% (-$1.80).

InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $55.90, up $4.41 (+8.6%) from the previous close of $51.49. InterDigital designs and develops advanced digital wireless technology solutions.

Stock Price Performance: From August 29, 2011, to September 27, 2011, the stock price had dropped $20.00 (-28%) from $71.49 to $51.49. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 19, 2010 and October 29, 2010 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 14.4% (+$4.20). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 18.2% (-$7.80).