Capital Goods Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Capital Goods (NYSE:XLI) sector:

Gainers (% price change)

  • Sterling Construction Co (NASDAQ:STRL): The shares closed at $11.37, up $1.22, or 12.02%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $187.01 million. About the company: Sterling Construction Company, Inc. conducts operations in construction and distribution. The Company specializes in municipal and state contracts for highway paving, bridge, water and sewer and light rail projects. Sterling also distributes automotive accessories, non-food pet supplies, and lawn and garden products.
  • Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE:MTW): The shares closed at $8.06, up $0.78, or 10.71%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.06 billion. About the company: The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a diversified industrial manufacturer of cranes and related products and foodservice equipment. The Company’s products include lattice-boom cranes, tower cranes, mobile telescopic cranes, and boom trucks as well as ice making machines, refrigerators, and freezers.
  • AMCOL International Corp. (NYSE:ACO): The shares closed at $26.45, up $2.24, or 9.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $837.07 million. About the company: AMCOL International Corporation mines, processes, and distributes clays for use in industrial and consumer markets. The Company additionally processes and distributes clays for use as a moisture barrier in commercial construction, landfill liners. The Company’s clay products are also used in nanotechnology. AMCOL also operates a long-haul trucking and a freight brokerage business.
  • Fuel Tech Inc. (NASDAQ:FTEK): The shares closed at $5.70, up $0.45, or 8.57%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $138.71 million. About the company: Fuel Tech, Inc. develops and commercializes air pollution control technologies and provides engineering services. The Company’s NOxOUT process is used in the development of post-combustion nitrogen oxide control systems.
  • Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE:FIX): The shares closed at $9.72, up $0.76, or 8.48%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $367.19 million. About the company: Comfort Systems USA, Inc. provides heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement services. The Company’s commercial and industrial markets include office buildings, retail centers, apartment complexes, hotels, manufacturing plants, and government facilities.

Losers (% price change)

  • Harbin Electric, Inc. (NASDAQ:HRBN): The shares closed at $20.44, down $0.73, or 3.45%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $642.51 million. About the company: Harbin Electric, Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures linear motors and special electric motors. The Company builds customized linear motors for a variety of applications and industries. Harbin Electric provides its linear motor products and systems to end users throughout China, as well as other industrial original equipment manufacturers overseas.
  • SIFCO Industries, Inc. (AMEX:SIF): The shares closed at $19.07, down $0.43, or 2.21%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $100.60 million. About the company: SIFCO Industries, Inc. produces, repairs, plates, machines, and markets jet engine and other aerospace components. The Company serves the aerospace and airline industries worldwide, through a network of manufacturing, service, and distribution centers in the United States, Europe, and the Far East.
  • Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO): The shares closed at $31.83, down $0.37, or 1.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $358.30 million. About the company: Astronics Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets specialized lighting, control systems, and electronics for the cockpit, cabin, and exteriors of military, commercial jet, and general aviation aircraft.
  • Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO): The shares closed at $14.31, down $0.06, or 0.42%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $150.78 million. About the company: Ducommun Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, manufactures components and assemblies principally for commercial and military aircraft and space programs. The Company’s products include aerostructure components, cabin interior components, metal-bond composite assemblies, switches, and other electromechanical products.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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