5 Capital Goods Stocks Rapidly Changing Hands Now

Through early afternoon trading on Thursday, August 11, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Capital Goods (NYSE:IYJ) sector.

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Shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) have a dollar volume today of $769 million, sitting at a current price of $87.40 with 8.8 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 12, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $19 (-17.8%) from $106.48 to $87.48. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 8, 2010 and December 16, 2010 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 4% (+$3.53) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 4, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 6% (-$6.75) over that span.

Shares of Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 11 million shares trading hands at $58.59, making up a dollar volume of $645.9 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $16.69 (-21.1%) from $79.03 to $62.34. 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 days, rising 8.3% (+$5.62) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 28, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 16.9% (-$11.95) over that span.

Shares of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 7.1 million shares are being traded at $73.51, making up a dollar volume of $519.1 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 16, 2011 to August 10, 2011, the stock price had fallen $19.69 (-22.5%) from $87.68 to $67.99. 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 days, rising 9.1% (+$7.51) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 4, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 5.8% (-$5.76) over that span.

Shares of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $298.2 million, with a current price of $80.57 and 3.7 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 12, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $13.19 (-13.8%) from $95.88 to $82.69. 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 days, rising 6.3% (+$5.75) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 11% (-$10.57) over that span.

Shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) have a dollar volume today of $281.7 million, sitting at a current price of $91.91 with 3.1 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $18.91 (-17.2%) from $110.02 to $91.11. 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 days, rising 9.4% (+$9.58) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 18, 2010 and August 26, 2010 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 11% (-$8.92) over that span.

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