Deere and Joy Global Lead Stocks in the Capital Goods Sector Climbing: DE, FLR, JOYG, KBR, CRR

Through early trading on Monday, October 10, 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 Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) are trading at $69.08, up $3.38 (+5.1%) from the previous close of $65.70. Deere & Company provides products and services for agriculture, forestry, construction, landscaping, and irrigation.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to October 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $15.25 (-18.8%) from $80.95 to $65.70. 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 one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $52.71, which is $2.57 (+5.1%) above the previous close of $50.14. Fluor Corporation provides professional services and project management in the fields of procurement, engineering, construction and maintenance.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to October 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $14.02 (-21.9%) from $64.16 to $50.14. 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).

Shares of Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JOYG) are trading at $71.82, up $3.79 (+5.6%) from the previous close of $68.03. Joy Global is a manufacturer and servicer of mining equipment for the extraction of coal and other minerals and ores. The equipment is used in the mining regions globally to mine coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands, and other minerals.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to October 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $27.18 (-28.5%) from $95.21 to $68.03. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 7, 2011 and January 18, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 8.1% (+$6.98). It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 23.7% (-$22.17).

KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $26.39, which is $1.38 (+5.5%) above the previous close of $25.01. KBR is a global engineering, construction, and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, and industrial sectors.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to October 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.58 (-31.6%) from $36.59 to $25.01. 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 trading days, rising 13.4% (+$4.57). It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 26.4% (-$9.41).

Shares of CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR) are trading at $118.61, up $7.97 (+7.2%) from the previous close of $110.64. Carbo Ceramics 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 July 14, 2011, to October 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $53.62 (-32.6%) from $164.26 to $110.64. 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).