D. R. Horton and Fastenal Lead These Capital Goods Stocks Higher: FAST, COL, CRR, DHI, RBN

Through early trading on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, these stocks are helping the Capital Goods (NYSE:XLI) 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 Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) are trading at $37.19, up 70 cents (+1.9%) from the previous close of $36.49. Fastenal Co. is a wholesale retailer of industrial and construction supplies in North America.

Stock Price Performance: From August 19, 2011, to September 19, 2011, the stock price had risen $6.63 (22.2%) from $29.86 to $36.49. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 28, 2011 and April 6, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 8.6% (+$2.71). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 19, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 8.9% (-$2.91).

Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $55.16, which is $1.29 (+2.4%) above the previous close of $53.87. Rockwell Collins, Inc. designs and produces communications and aviation electronics for commercial and military customers across the globe.

Stock Price Performance: From August 18, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had risen $11.29 (25.1%) from $44.92 to $56.21. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 10, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 5.7% (+$3.59). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.4% (-$4.63).

Shares of CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR) are trading at $155.96, up $2.28 (+1.5%) from the previous close of $153.68. Carbo Ceramics, Inc. is a supplier of ceramic proppant, the provider of the world’s most popular fracture simulation software, and a provider of fracture design, engineering and consulting services.

Stock Price Performance: From August 18, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had risen $22.05 (16.4%) from $134.73 to $156.78. 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 trading days, rising 15.5% (+$23). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 19% (-$34.14).

D. R. Horton Inc. (NYSE:DHI) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $9.81, which is 25 cents (+2.7%) above the previous close of $9.56. D.R. Horton Incorporated is a homebuilding company which constructs and sells homes in the United States and provides mortgage financing and title agency services to homebuyers.

Stock Price Performance: From July 22, 2011, to September 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.47 (-20.5%) from $12.03 to $9.56. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 15, 2011 and June 23, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 7.5% (+81 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between November 16, 2010 and November 29, 2010 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 10.1% (-$1.10).

Shares of Robbins & Myers, Inc. (NYSE:RBN) are trading at $46.63, up 65 cents (+1.4%) from the previous close of $45.98. Robbins & Myers, Inc. is a supplier of engineered equipment and systems for critical applications in global energy, industrial, chemical and pharmaceutical markets.

Stock Price Performance: From August 19, 2011, to September 19, 2011, the stock price had risen $6.71 (17.1%) from $39.27 to $45.98. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 16, 2011 and July 1, 2011 when shares rose for 12 straight trading days, rising 29.8% (+$12.45). It saw one of its worst periods between April 4, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 9.8% (-$4.24).

 

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