Harley-Davidson and 4 Consumer Stocks Driving Lower: HOG, WHR, PII, LEG, JAH

Through most of the trading day on Monday, September 19, 2011, these stocks are bringing down the Consumer Cyclical (NYSE:XLY) 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 Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) are trading at $36.44, down $1.07 (-2.8%) from the previous close of $37.50. Harley-Davidson, Inc. manufactures heavyweight motorcycles as well as motorcycle parts and accessories. .

Stock Price Performance: From July 21, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.16 (-17.9%) from $45.66 to $37.50. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 12.6% (+$4.78). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 9.1% (-$4.18).

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $52.30, down $1.31 (-2.4%) from the previous close of $53.60. Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets appliances and products for home use. It makes washers, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, microwave ovens, ranges, trash compactors and air purifiers.

Stock Price Performance: From June 22, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had fallen $22.94 (-30%) from $76.54 to $53.60. 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 7.8% (+$5.97). It saw one of its worst periods between July 20, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 13.9% (-$10.42).

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) stocks are trading at $55.56. This is $1.36 (-2.3%) below the previous close of $56.84, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. 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: From August 18, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had risen $9.48 (20%) from $47.36 to $56.84. 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 trading days, rising 9.7% (+$3.55). It saw one of its worst periods between August 30, 2011 and September 6, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 7.7% (-$4.28).

Shares of Leggett & Platt Inc. (NYSE:LEG) are trading at $20.98, down 60 cents (-2.7%) from the previous close of $21.56. Leggett & Platt, Incorporated manufactures a range of engineered components and products, including residential furnishings, commercial fixtures and components and industrial materials.

Stock Price Performance: From August 18, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.63 (13.9%) from $18.93 to $21.56. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 29, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 14.9% (+$3.32). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.6% (-$1.86).

Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH) stocks are trading at $30.52. This is 65 cents (-2%) below the previous close of $31.16, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Jarden Corporation and its subsidiaries provide a range of consumer products. Its four business segments are Outdoor Solutions, Consumer Solutions, Branded Consumables and Process Solutions.

Stock Price Performance: From August 18, 2011, to September 16, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.17 (15.5%) from $26.99 to $31.16. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 3, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4% (+$1.36). It saw one of its worst periods between July 1, 2011 and July 11, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 5.3% (-$1.85).

 

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