4 Consumer Cyclical Stocks That Fell Tuesday, August 30, 2011

At the close of trading on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, these stocks brought down the Consumer Cyclical (NYSE:XLY) 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.

Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) was one of the sector losers in price. Its shares closed at $86.37, down $2.17 (-2.5%) from the previous close of $88.54. Nike designs and markets high-quality footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products throughout the world.

Stock Price Performance: From August 22, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had risen $7.04 (8.9%) from $79.25 to $86.29. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 10, 2010 and September 20, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.3% (+$4.58). It saw one of its worst periods between March 8, 2011 and March 16, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 4.9% (-$4.35).

Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE:JCI) was among the price losers in the sector. Its shares closed at $31.39, which is 13 cents (-0.4%) below the previous close of $31.52. Johnson Controls Inc. is a technology and industrial company focused on building efficiency, automotive experience and power solutions.

Stock Price Performance: From June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.41 (-27.4%) from $41.66 to $30.25. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 10.8% (+$4.01). It saw one of its worst periods between April 1, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 6.6% (-$2.76).

Shares of Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) closed at $26.20, down 14 cents (-0.5%) from the previous close of $26.34. Gentex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary electro-optic products, including automatic-dimming rearview mirrors for the automotive industry and fire protection products mainly for the commercial building industry.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.32 (-14.1%) from $30.66 to $26.34. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 28, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.7% (+$1.66). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 14.4% (-$4.44).

Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH) was one of the sector losers in price. Its shares closed at $28.97, down 2 cents (-0.1%) from the previous close of $28.99. Jarden Corporation and its subsidiaries provide a range of consumer products. Its four business segments are Outdoor Solutions, Consumer Solutions, Branded Consumables and Process Solutions.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.07 (-17.3%) from $35.06 to $28.99. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 3, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4% (+$1.36). It saw one of its worst periods between July 1, 2011 and July 11, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 5.3% (-$1.85).

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