Consumer Cyclical Stocks Getting Drop Kicked This Afternoon

Through most of the trading day on Thursday, September 8, 2011, these stocks are bringing down the Consumer Cyclical (NYSE:XLY) sector. 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.

Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE:JCI) stocks are trading at $29.97. This is 66 cents (-2.1%) below the previous close of $30.61, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Johnson Controls Inc. is a technology and industrial company focused on building efficiency, automotive experience and power solutions.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.45 (-27.8%) from $41.26 to $29.81. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 10.8% (+$4.01). It saw one of its worst periods between April 1, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 6.6% (-$2.76).

Shares of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) are trading at $57.59, down $1.51 (-2.5%) from the previous close of $59.06. Stanley Black & Decker supplies tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction, and do-it-yourself use, as well as security solutions for industrial and commercial applications.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $14.38 (-20%) from $71.96 to $57.58. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 8.7% (+$6.01). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 10.9% (-$6.81).

Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $53.22, down $1.16 (-2.2%) from the previous close of $54.44. Autoliv, Inc. is a supplier of automotive safety systems with a range of product offerings, including modules and components for passenger and driver-side airbags, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, safety electronics etc.

Stock Price Performance: From July 12, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $15.30 (-21.9%) from $69.74 to $54.44. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 8, 2010 and September 21, 2010 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 8% (+$4.47). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 11.2% (-$7.68).

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $54.95, down $1.99 (-3.3%) from the previous close of $56.85. Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets appliances and products for home use. It makes washers, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, microwave ovens, ranges, trash compactors and air purifiers.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $22.22 (-28.5%) from $78.04 to $55.82. 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 7.8% (+$5.97). It saw one of its worst periods between July 20, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 13.9% (-$10.42).

Harman International Ind. Inc. (NYSE:HAR) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $33.93, which is 81 cents (-2.4%) below the previous close of $34.76. Harman International Industries Inc. is a global audio equipment company. It is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of high-quality audio products. It also offers electronic systems for vehicle applications.

Stock Price Performance: From July 12, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.02 (-24.1%) from $45.78 to $34.76. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 7, 2010 and October 15, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 8% (+$2.68). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 17.3% (-$8.09).