4 Stocks Attracting Big Trading Interest July 11th

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The Dow Jones (NYSE:DIA) is continuing its Friday selloff to 12,511, the S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) is down at 1,322 and the Nasdaq (NASDAQ:QQQ) is lower over another 1% to 2,808 on the 131st trading day of 2011, as these stocks hit our radar:

1) MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM): Shares are lower 4.75% to $14.25 per share today. Over 22 million shares have already changed hands. On Friday, an outperform grade was issued at Credit Agricole, with a $16 target. With the market selling off today, investors are booking profits. MGM Resorts International is a holding company, which through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, owns and/or operates casino resorts. Competitors to Watch: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN), Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (NASDAQ:MPEL), Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNTY), Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCA), and Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRI)

2) Pfizer (NYSE:PFE): Shares are lower almost 1% to $20.02 per share today. Over 22 million shares have traded hands so far. The company is feeling a bit of heated pressure from Sanofi and Bayer over a brand name-generic name nerve pain drug dispute. Pfizer Inc. is a global pharmaceutical company which develops and manufactures prescription medications for humans and animals. Competitors to Watch: Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK), Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY), Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE:LLY), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS), Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ:MYL), Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), and Sanofi-Aventis SA (NYSE:SNY)

3) Novellus Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:NVLS): Shares of Novellus Systems Inc. are trading lower a fraction of a percent to $35.92 per share today. Over 1.3 million shares have traded hands. The copmany is set to release earnings after-the-bell today. Novellus Systems, Inc. Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek. Novellus Systems, Inc. manufactures, markets, and services equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits, commonly called chips or semiconductors. The Company also develops, manufactures, sells and supports grinding, lapping and polishing equipment for a broad spectrum of industrial applications. Competitors to Watch: Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTSN), Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS), Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACLS), CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ:CVV), Tegal Corporation (NASDAQ:TGAL), ASM Intl. N.V. (NASDAQ:ASMI), Varian Semiconductor (NASDAQ:VSEA), Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX), and FSI International, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSII).

4) Arch Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:ARJ): Shares of Arch Chemicals, Inc. are trading higher 11% to $46.85 per share today. Over 5.6 million shares have traded hands so far. Lonza announced they will buy Arch for $1.2 billion in cash. Arch Chemicals, Inc. manufactures specialty chemicals and provides value-added products and services to various industries. The Company produces microelectronic chemicals, water chemicals, and performance chemicals.

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