Deere and Fluor Lead Capital Goods Stocks Falling on Wall Street: DE, FLR, MLM, LEN, LECO

Through most of the trading day on Friday, September 30, 2011, these stocks are bringing down the Capital Goods (NYSE:XLI) 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.

Shares of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) are trading at $65.69, down $2.30 (-3.5%) from the previous close of $68.04. Deere & Company provides products and services for agriculture, forestry, construction, landscaping, and irrigation.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to September 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $16.05 (-19.1%) from $84.09 to $68.04. 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 trading days, rising 9.1% (+$7.47). It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 23, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 14.2% (-$11.11).

Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $47.17, down $2.43 (-4.8%) from the previous close of $49.56. Fluor Corporation provides professional services and project management in the fields of procurement, engineering, construction and maintenance.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to September 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $15.24 (-23.5%) from $64.80 to $49.56. 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 trading days, rising 12.3% (+$7.89). It saw one of its worst periods between April 5, 2011 and April 14, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 9.2% (-$6.72).

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE:MLM) stocks are trading at $63.48. This is $2.18 (-3.5%) below the previous close of $65.82, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Martin Marietta Materials is a producer of aggregates for the construction industry, including infrastructure, commercial, agricultural, and residential products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to September 28, 2011, the stock price had fallen $16.25 (-20.1%) from $80.91 to $64.66. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 19, 2011 and April 27, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 6.4% (+$5.45). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 11.6% (-$9.13).

Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $13.68, down 55 cents (-4%) from the previous close of $14.24. Lennar builds affordable move-up and retirement homes primarily under the Lennar brand name throughout the United States.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to September 28, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.26 (-28.3%) from $18.58 to $13.32. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 29, 2010 and December 8, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 17% (+$2.54). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 11.6% (-$2.20).

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $29.43, which is $1.03 (-3.5%) below the previous close of $30.50. Lincoln Electric Holdings is a manufacturer and reseller of welding and cutting products. Those welding products include arc welding power sources, wire feeding systems, robotic welding packages, fume extraction equipment, consumable electrodes, and fluxes.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to September 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.63 (-17.9%) from $37.13 to $30.50. 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 trading days, rising 6.1% (+$2). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 13.6% (-$5.15).