Midday Movers: GNW, C & More

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Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:

Momentum continued to favor winners today with 299 stocks on the S&P 500 in the green and 196 lower.

The financial sector was the best performing S&P large cap sector.

In that group, Genworth Financial was the leader, hitting its 52-week high after a Barron's article Sunday suggested that the mortgage insurer's stock could almost double in the next year.

Citigroup also hit a 52-week high.

Johnson & Johnson, United Technologies and Walt Disney were among Dow stocks at historic highs.

Coinstar continued to build on its gains from last week as the automated retailer of Redbox kiosks seeks to evolve beyond DVDs.

Zynga rose sharply on heavy volume.

Electronic Arts gapped higher to hit a 52-week high on hopes that connectivity issues related to the launch of its online game, "SimCity" will be resolved.

Michael Kors traded lower on analysts concerns about slowing momentum at the retailer.

And the CBOE Market Volatility index, better known as the VIX traded with an 11-handle, its lowest level since April, 2007.

—By CNBC's Lori Spechler

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