Consumer Cyclical Stocks Traders are Buying This Morning

Through morning trading on Monday, August 22, 2011, these stocks are helping the Consumer Cyclical (NYSE:XLY) 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.

Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) is one of the top price gainers today. Its stock price is $50.13, which is $1.34 (+2.8%) above the previous close of $48.79. Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $7.55 (-13.4%) from $56.34 to $48.79. 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 days, rising 9.9% (+$5.17) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 19, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for 11-straight days, falling 10.7% (-$6.10) over that span.

Shares of Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) are trading at $50.39, up $1.47 (+3%) from a previous close of $48.92. 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: During June 23, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $25.28 (-34.1%) from $74.20 to $48.92. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 7, 2010 and September 21, 2010 when shares rose for 11-straight days, rising 8.2% (+$4.61) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 11.2% (-$7.68) over that span.

PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $53.31, up $1.84 (+3.6%) from a previous close of $51.47. Phillips Van Heusen Corp is an apparel company which designs and markets branded dress shirts, neckwear, sportswear and, to a lesser extent, footwear and other related products.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $23.16 (-31%) from $74.63 to $51.47. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 29, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 8.3% (+$5.40) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between February 8, 2011 and February 18, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 7.2% (-$4.56) over that span.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) is one of the top price gainers today. Its stock price is $96.81, which is $3.76 (+4%) above the previous close of $93.05. Polaris Industries, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures off-road vehicles, which includes all terrain vehicles and side-by-side vehicles for recreational and utility use, snowmobiles, and motorcycles.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $28.74 (-23.6%) from $121.79 to $93.05. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 1, 2011 and March 9, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 9.7% (+$7.11) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and July 28, 2011 when shares fell for five-straight days, falling 3.3% (-$4.02) over that span.

Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) is among the top price gainers in the sector today. Its shares are trading at $23.38, up 98 cents (+4.4%) from a previous close of $22.40. Gentex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary electro-optic products, including automatic-dimming rearview mirrors for the automotive industry and fire protection products mainly for the commercial building industry.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $8.44 (-27.4%) from $30.84 to $22.40. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 28, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 5.7% (+$1.66) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 14.4% (-$4.44) over that span.