5 Capital Goods Stocks Catching a Bid: BA, NOC, COL, LLL, MLM

Through early trading on Monday, September 26, 2011, these stocks are helping the Capital Goods (NYSE:XLI) 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.

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $60.64, up $1.13 (+1.9%) from the previous close of $59.51. Boeing is an aerospace firm that designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, and human space flight services.

Stock Price Performance: From June 29, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.72 (-17.6%) from $72.23 to $59.51. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and March 25, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 8.3% (+$5.58). It saw one of its worst periods between July 28, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 16.9% (-$11.87).

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $51.68, up 63 cents (+1.2%) from the previous close of $51.05. Northrop Grumman offers its global customers innovative products, services, and solutions in information and services, aerospace, electronics, and shipbuilding.

Stock Price Performance: From June 29, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $17.11 (-25.1%) from $68.16 to $51.05. 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 6.3% (+$4.12). It saw one of its worst periods between July 6, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 8% (-$5.58).

Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $51.92, up 43 cents (+0.7%) from the previous close of $51.55. Rockwell Collins, Inc. designs and produces communications and aviation electronics for commercial and military customers across the globe.

Stock Price Performance: From June 29, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.96 (-14.8%) from $60.51 to $51.55. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 10, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 5.7% (+$3.59). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.4% (-$4.63).

L three Communication Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LLL) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $61.21, up $1.06 (+1.8%) from the previous close of $60.15. L-3 Communications is a system contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, serving customers in commercial telecommunications and government.

Stock Price Performance: From June 29, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $26.21 (-30.3%) from $86.36 to $60.15. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 28, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 7.3% (+$5.38). It saw one of its worst periods between July 1, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 8.3% (-$7.26).

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE:MLM) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $63.57, up 70 cents (+1.1%) from the previous close of $62.87. Martin Marietta Materials is a producer of aggregates for the construction industry, including infrastructure, commercial, agricultural, and residential products.

Stock Price Performance: From June 29, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $16.72 (-21%) from $79.59 to $62.87. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 19, 2011 and April 27, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 6.4% (+$5.45). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 11.6% (-$9.13).

 

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