5 Stocks Moving Up This Morning on Monday, August 22, 2011

Through morning trading on Monday, August 22, 2011, these stocks are helping the Consumer/Non-Cyclical (NYSE:XLP) sector today. 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.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $55.08, up $1.21 (+2.2%) from a previous close of $53.87. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA is engaged in the business of brewer and consumer products.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $5.38 (-9.1%) from $59.25 to $53.87. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 4.4% (+$2.43) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 29, 2011 and May 9, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 7.5% (-$4.77) over that span.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) is among the top price gainers in the sector today. Its shares are trading at $45.55, up $1.02 (+2.3%) from a previous close of $44.53. Ecolab Inc. develops and markets cleaning and sanitizing products and programs, pest elimination, maintenance and repair services for the hospitality, foodservice, healthcare and industrial markets.

Stock Price Performance: During June 23, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.99 (-18.3%) from $54.52 to $44.53. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 25, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 4.8% (+$2.39) 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 8.8% (-$4.67) over that span.

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $13.90, up 36 cents (+2.7%) from a previous close of $13.54. Staples, Inc. is an office products company with segments of: North American Delivery, North American Retail and International Operations.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.93 (-17.8%) from $16.47 to $13.54. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 23, 2011 and July 1, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 4.2% (+64 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 11% (-$1.84) over that span.

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE:NWL) is one of the top price gainers today. Its stock price is $12.76, which is 30 cents (+2.4%) above the previous close of $12.46. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. markets consumer and commercial products, including housewares, hardware and home furnishings.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.95 (-28.4%) from $17.41 to $12.46. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 13, 2010 and December 21, 2010 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 4.8% (+83 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 14, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 5.5% (-88 cents) over that span.

Seaboard Corporation (AMEX:SEB) is among the top price gainers in the sector today. Its shares are trading at $2233.14, up $53.04 (+2.4%) from a previous close of $2180.10. Seaboard Corporation and its subsidiaries is a diversified international agribusiness and transportation company.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $479.90 (-18%) from $2660 to $2180.10. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 15, 2011 and March 31, 2011 when shares rose for 13-straight days, rising 20.5% (+$411) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 29, 2011 and May 9, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 4.1% (-$99) over that span.

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