4 Stocks Moving Up This Afternoon

Through most of the trading day on Monday, September 12, 2011, these stocks are helping 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.

Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) are trading at $82.87, up 25 cents (+0.5%) from the previous close of $82.50. Nike designs and markets high-quality footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products throughout the world.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.13 (-10%) from $91.63 to $82.50. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 7, 2010 and December 14, 2010 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 2.4% (+$2.06). 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% (-$4.34).

VF Corporation (NYSE:VFC) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $113.52, which is 10 cents (+0.1%) above the previous close of $113.40. VF Corporation is an apparel company that designs and manufactures or sources from independent contractors a variety of apparel and footwear for all ages.

Stock Price Performance: From June 15, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had risen $13.13 (13.1%) from $100.27 to $113.40. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 3, 2010 and December 14, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 3.9% (+$3.20). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 7.3% (-$7.19).

Shares of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) are trading at $149.53, up 5 cents (+0.2%) from the previous close of $149.22. W.W. Grainger is a distributor of facilities maintenance products and provides services and related information used by businesses and institutions throughout North America.

Stock Price Performance: From August 11, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had risen $16 (12%) from $133.22 to $149.22. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 15, 2011 and June 23, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4.2% (+$5.99). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 19, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 5.9% (-$8.23).

PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $61.91, which is 35 cents (+0.7%) above the previous close of $61.46. Phillips Van Heusen Corp is an apparel company which designs and markets branded dress shirts, neckwear, sportswear and, to a lesser extent, footwear and other related products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.30 (-15.5%) from $72.76 to $61.46. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 29, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 8.3% (+$5.40). It saw one of its worst periods between February 8, 2011 and February 18, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 7.2% (-$4.56).