5 Capital Goods Stocks Taking Heat from Investors in the Sell Off: BA, LLL, FLS, KBR, MLM

Through most of the trading day on Monday, September 19, 2011, these stocks are bringing down 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.

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $63.23, down $2.19 (-3.3%) from the previous close of $65.38. Boeing Company is an aerospace firm that designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, and human space flight services.

Stock Price Performance: From August 18, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had risen $6.45 (10.9%) from $58.93 to $65.38. 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 trading days, rising 8.3% (+$5.58). It saw one of its worst periods between July 28, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 16.9% (-$11.87).

L three Communication Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LLL) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $64.91, down $2.29 (-3.4%) from the previous close of $67.17. L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. is a system contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, serving customers in commercial telecommunications and government.

Stock Price Performance: From June 22, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $18.48 (-21.6%) from $85.65 to $67.17. 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 7.3% (+$5.38). It saw one of its worst periods between July 1, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 8.3% (-$7.26).

Shares of Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS) are trading at $85.49, down $3.33 (-3.7%) from the previous close of $88.75. Flowserve Corp. develops and manufactures flow control products and systems for the world’s most critical applications.

Stock Price Performance: From July 21, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $22.25 (-20%) from $111 to $88.75. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 1, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 6.8% (+$7.11). It saw one of its worst periods between March 3, 2011 and March 10, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 7.2% (-$9.32).

KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $28.04, down $1.10 (-3.8%) from the previous close of $29.13. KBR, Inc. is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power and industrial sectors.

Stock Price Performance: From July 21, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.63 (-24.8%) from $38.76 to $29.13. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 17, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for 14 straight trading days, rising 13.4% (+$4.57). It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 26.4% (-$9.41).

Shares of Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE:MLM) are trading at $65.31, down $2.95 (-4.3%) from the previous close of $68.24. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. is a producer of aggregates for the construction industry, including infrastructure, commercial, agricultural and residential.

Stock Price Performance: From June 22, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.54 (-15.5%) from $80.78 to $68.24. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 19, 2011 and April 27, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 6.4% (+$5.45). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 11.6% (-$9.13).