General Electric Leads Most Active Capital Goods Stocks After Buffett Exit

General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) said it will buy back Warren Buffett’s preferred shares for $3.3 billion to be paid to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRKB). Buffett bailed out GE at the height of the financial crisis is 2008. Through the early part of trading on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Capital Goods (NYSE:XLI) sector.

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Shares of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) have a dollar volume of $257.4 million based on a current price of $15.31(-12 cents) and 16.8 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 17, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.08 (-16.7%) from $18.49 to $15.41. 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 6.8% (+$1.23). It saw one of its worst periods between November 5, 2010 and November 17, 2010 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 5.5% (-90 cents).

Shares of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 877,630 shares trading hands at $77.28(-65 cents), making up a dollar volume of $67.8 million.

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $16.16 (-17.2%) from $93.97 to $77.81. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 28, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 6.3% (+$5.70). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 11% (-$10.50).

Shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) have a dollar volume of $225.9 million based on a current price of $83.25(-$1.75) and 2.7 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $22.78 (-21.1%) from $107.80 to $85.02. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 8, 2010 and December 16, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4% (+$3.53). It saw one of its worst periods between April 4, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 6% (-$6.75).

Shares of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 1.3 million shares trading hands at $75.14(-$1.40), making up a dollar volume of $97.5 million.

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.24 (-4.1%) from $79.80 to $76.56. 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 9.1% (+$7.51). It saw one of its worst periods between April 4, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 5.8% (-$5.76).

Shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $122.1 million, based on a current price of $91.78 (-77 cents) and 1.3 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to September 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.85 (-10.5%) from $103.05 to $92.20. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and April 1, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 9.4% (+$9.53). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 10.5% (-$11.62).