Capital Goods High Volume Stocks You Must Know Now

After the close of trading on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, these stocks were very active in the Capital Goods (NYSE:XLI) sector.

Shares of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) have a dollar volume of $762 million based on a current price of $16.12(+8 cents) and 47.3 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.39 (-17.9%) from $18.93 to $15.54. 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 trading days, rising 12.2% (+$1.71). It saw one of its worst periods between November 5, 2010 and November 17, 2010 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 5.5% (-90 cents).

Shares of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 3.6 million shares trading hands at $82.07(–3 cents), making up a dollar volume of $295.9 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $14.20 (-15.1%) from $94.21 to $80.01. 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) have a dollar volume of $868.2 million based on a current price of $89.83(+$1.68) and 9.7 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $20.85 (-19.7%) from $106.01 to $85.16. 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. There are 6.7 million shares trading hands at $66.03(+$1.43), making up a dollar volume of $443.5 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.38 (-16.5%) from $75.18 to $62.80. 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 Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) have a dollar volume of $478.5 million based on a current price of $80.11(+$1.20) and six million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.77 (-9.3%) from $83.80 to $76.03. 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 trading days, rising 9.1% (+$7.51). It saw one of its worst periods between April 4, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 5.8% (-$5.76).

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