3 Stocks Climbing This Afternoon

Through most of the trading day on Friday, September 9, 2011, these stocks are helping the Basic Materials (NYSE:XLB) sector. 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.

Temple-Inland Inc. (NYSE:TIN) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $31.01, up one cent (+0%) from the previous close of $31. Temple-Inland, Inc. operations its business through two segments: corrugated packaging and building products. It manufactures containerboard (linerboard and corrugating medium) and convert it into a complete line of corrugated packaging.

Stock Price Performance: From August 31, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had risen $6.79 (28.1%) from $24.20 to $30.99. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 8, 2011 and February 17, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 8.6% (+$2.01). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 23, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 24.8% (-$7).

Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $77.29, up 33 cents (+0.5%) from the previous close of $76.90. Domtar Corporation is an integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America.

Stock Price Performance: From June 14, 2011, to September 8, 2011, the stock price had fallen $18.59 (-19.5%) from $95.49 to $76.90. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 15, 2010 and October 25, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 9.8% (+$6.71). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 6.9% (-$6.80).

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $47.79, up 11 cents (+0%) from the previous close of $47.77. Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is a manufacturer and marketer of consumer branded non-durable products for lawn and garden care and professional horticulture in North America and Europe.

Stock Price Performance: From August 10, 2011, to September 8, 2011, the stock price had risen $6.78 (16.5%) from $40.99 to $47.77. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 9, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 2.4% (+$1.22). It saw one of its worst periods between July 27, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 11.3% (-$5.74).

 

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