Big Movers in the Capital Goods Sector: GE, MMM, CAT, BA, CMI

Through most of the trading day on Friday, September 16, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Capital Goods (NYSE:XLI) sector.

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Shares of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 56.1 million shares trading hands at $16.32(+24 cents), making up a dollar volume of $915.8 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 21, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.55 (-13.7%) from $18.63 to $16.08. 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 6.9% (+$1.22). It saw one of its worst periods between November 5, 2010 and November 17, 2010 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 5.6% (-90 cents).

Shares of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $313.9 million, based on a current price of $80.59 (-4 cents) and 3.9 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 20, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.99 (-13.9%) from $93.62 to $80.63. 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 6.3% (+$5.70). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 11% (-$10.50).

Shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are six million shares trading hands at $86.24(-48 cents), making up a dollar volume of $513.2 million.

Stock Price Performance: From July 20, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had fallen $23.71 (-21.5%) from $110.31 to $86.60. 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 trading days, rising 4% (+$3.53). It saw one of its worst periods between April 4, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 6% (-$6.75).

Shares of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $262.9 million, based on a current price of $65.44 (+$1.11) and four million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 21, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.16 (-12.5%) from $73.48 to $64.32. 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).

Shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) have a dollar volume of $284.2 million based on a current price of $98.17(+31 cents) and 2.9 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From September 9, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had risen $9.70 (11%) from $88.16 to $97.86. 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 trading days, rising 9.4% (+$9.53). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 10.5% (-$11.62).

 

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