Harley-Davidson, Whirlpool and 3 Consumer Cyclical Stocks Investors are Buying: JCI, SWK, HOG, PVH, WHR

Through early trading on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, these stocks are helping the Consumer Cyclical (NYSE:XLY) 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.

Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE:JCI) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $31.72, which is $1.58 (+5.3%) above the previous close of $30.14. Johnson Controls is a technology and industrial company focused on building efficiency, automotive experience and power solutions.

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to October 11, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.23 (-25.3%) from $40.37 to $30.14. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 10.8% (+$3.99). It saw one of its worst periods between April 1, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 6.6% (-$2.74). Get comprehensive fundamental stock data, insider buys and sells, and much more >>

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (NYSE:SWK) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $57.63, up $1.67 (+3%) from the previous close of $55.96. Stanley Black & Decker supplies tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction, and do-it-yourself use, as well as security solutions for industrial and commercial applications.

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to October 11, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.20 (-17.9%) from $68.16 to $55.96. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 8.7% (+$6.01). It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 16.1% (-$9.19). Get comprehensive fundamental stock data, insider buys and sells, and much more >>

Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE:HOG) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $36.67, up $1.07 (+3%) from the previous close of $35.60. Harley-Davidson manufactures heavyweight motorcycles as well as motorcycle parts and accessories. .

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to October 11, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.67 (-13.7%) from $41.27 to $35.60. 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 12.5% (+$4.76). 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% (-$4.16). Get comprehensive fundamental stock data, insider buys and sells, and much more >>

PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $67.35, up $3.31 (+5.2%) from the previous close of $64.04. Phillips Van Heusen is an apparel company which designs and markets branded dress shirts, neckwear, sportswear and, to a lesser extent, footwear and other related products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 18, 2011, to October 11, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.31 (-12.7%) from $73.35 to $64.04. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 3, 2011 and October 11, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 13.9% (+$7.81). It saw one of its worst periods between February 8, 2011 and February 18, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 7.2% (-$4.56). Get comprehensive fundamental stock data, insider buys and sells, and much more >>

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $58.34, up $2.35 (+4.2%) from the previous close of $55.99. Whirlpool 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 July 18, 2011, to October 11, 2011, the stock price had fallen $18.95 (-25.3%) from $74.94 to $55.99. 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). Get comprehensive fundamental stock data, insider buys and sells, and much more >>

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