Capital Goods High Volume Stocks You Must Know Now

Through early afternoon trading on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Capital Goods (NYSE:XLI) sector.

Shares of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 43.3 million shares are being traded at $15.24, making up a dollar volume of $659.7 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.97 (-20.8%) from $19.06 to $15.09. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 31, 2010 and September 13, 2010 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 12.2% (+$1.71) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 5, 2010 and November 17, 2010 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 5.5% (-90 cents) 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 $236.1 million, with a current price of $78.73 and three million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 25, 2011 to August 22, 2011, the stock price had dropped $17.48 (-18.5%) from $94.43 to $76.95. 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% (+$5.70) 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% (-$10.50) over that span.

Shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) have a dollar volume today of $582.8 million, sitting at a current price of $81.28 with 7.2 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $25.18 (-23.9%) from $105.15 to $79.97. 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 The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 3.6 million shares trading hands at $59.68, making up a dollar volume of $214.6 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $18.27 (-24.1%) from $75.81 to $57.54. 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% (+$5.58) 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% (-$11.87) over that span.

Shares of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 2.7 million shares are being traded at $71.03, making up a dollar volume of $189.4 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 25, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $15.27 (-18.1%) from $84.28 to $69.01. 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.

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