Capital Goods Stocks Spiking Higher Now

These are stocks helping the Capital Goods (NYSE:IYJ) 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.

Shares of CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR) are trading at $134.16, up $5.57 (+3.4%) from a previous close of $129.79.

Stock Price Performance: During July 12, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $34.09 (-20.8%) from $163.88 to $129.79. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 23, 2011 and July 6, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 15.5% (+$23) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 19% (-$34.14) over that span.

KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR) is one of the top price gainers today. Its stock price is $29.02, which is 41 cents (+1.4%) above the previous close of $28.63.

Stock Price Performance: During July 12, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $8.18 (-22.2%) from $36.81 to $28.63. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 17, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for 14-straight days, rising 13.4% (+$4.58) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 26.4% (-$9.42) over that span.

Gardner Denver Inc. (NYSE:GDI) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $69.69, up 32 cents (+1.2%) from a previous close of $68.88.

Stock Price Performance: During July 12, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $15.12 (-18%) from $84 to $68.88. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 6, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 11.1% (+$8.75) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between December 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 2.8% (-$1.95) over that span.

Shares of Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) are trading at $55.45, up 57 cents (+0.9%) from a previous close of $54.97.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $13.90 (-20.2%) from $68.87 to $54.97. 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 12.3% (+$7.90) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 5, 2011 and April 14, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 9.2% (-$6.73) over that span.

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) is among the top price gainers in the market today. Its shares are trading at $30.10, up 20 cents (+0%) from a previous close of $30.09.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.20 (-19.3%) from $37.29 to $30.09. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 8, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 6.1% (+$2.02) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 13.6% (-$5.18) over that span.

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