3M and General Dynamics Top Capital Goods Stocks on the Rise: MMM, GD, CMI, FLR, DCI

Through early trading, these stocks are helping the Capital Goods (NYSE:XLI) 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.

Shares of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) are trading at $72.59, up 80 cents (+1.1%) from the previous close of $71.79. 3M is a global manufacturer, technology innovator, and marketer of a variety of products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $25.52 (-26.2%) from $97.31 to $71.79. 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 6.3% (+$5.70). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 11% (-$10.50).

General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $57.01, which is 12 cents (+0.2%) above the previous close of $56.89. General Dynamics offers products and services in business aviation, combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions as well as information systems, technologies and services.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $18.71 (-24.7%) from $75.60 to $56.89. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 10, 2011 and June 21, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 5.8% (+$4). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 8.1% (-$6.14).

Shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) are trading at $82.43, up 75 cents (+0.9%) from the previous close of $81.66. Cummins is a company engaged in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies. Its services to markets worldwide include electric power generation systems and engine-related component products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $26.69 (-24.6%) from $108.35 to $81.66. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and April 1, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 9.4% (+$9.53). It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 12.9% (-$12.60).

Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $47.13, which is 58 cents (+1.2%) above the previous close of $46.55. Fluor Corporation provides professional services and project management in the fields of procurement, engineering, construction and maintenance.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $20.09 (-30.1%) from $66.64 to $46.55. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 4, 2011 and January 18, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 12.3% (+$7.89). It saw one of its worst periods between April 5, 2011 and April 14, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 9.2% (-$6.72).

Shares of Donaldson Co Inc. (NYSE:DCI) are trading at $55.11, up 20 cents (+0.6%) from the previous close of $54.80. Donaldson Company manufactures and distributes filtration systems and replacement parts. Its product mix includes air and liquid filtration systems and exhaust and emission control products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.59 (-12.2%) from $62.39 to $54.80. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 27, 2010 and November 8, 2010 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 5.4% (+$2.61). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 11.4% (-$6.88).

 

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