Johnson Controls and 4 Consumer Cyclical Stocks Spiking Higher: JCI, SWK, ALV, LEA, PII

Through early trading on Tuesday, September 27, 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 $28.68, which is $1.41 (+5.2%) above the previous close of $27.27. Johnson Controls is a technology and industrial company focused on building efficiency, automotive experience and power solutions.

Stock Price Performance: From June 29, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $14.41 (-35%) from $41.14 to $26.73. 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).

Shares of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) are trading at $54.57, up $2.77 (+5.4%) from the previous close of $51.80. 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 June 29, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $19.26 (-27.6%) from $69.79 to $50.53. 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).

Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $51.60, which is $2.44 (+4.9%) above the previous close of $49.17. Autoliv is a supplier of automotive safety systems with a range of product offerings, including modules and components for passenger and driver-side airbags, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, safety electronics, etc.

Stock Price Performance: From June 29, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $29.73 (-38.4%) from $77.43 to $47.70. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 25, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 5% (+$3.53). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 11.2% (-$7.68).

Shares of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) are trading at $43.36, up $2.37 (+5.8%) from the previous close of $40.99. Lear and its affiliates design and manufacture complete automotive seat systems and components as well as electrical distribution systems and electronic products.

Stock Price Performance: From June 29, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $13.65 (-25.6%) from $53.42 to $39.77. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 30, 2010 and January 10, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 11.2% (+$5.38). It saw one of its worst periods between March 9, 2011 and March 17, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 9.9% (-$5.18).

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $54.47, which is $2.54 (+4.9%) above the previous close of $51.92. Polaris Industries designs, engineers, and manufactures off-road vehicles, including all terrain vehicles, side-by-side vehicles for recreational and utility use, snowmobiles, and motorcycles.

Stock Price Performance: From July 28, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.92 (-13.5%) from $58.88 to $50.96. 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 September 16, 2011 and September 23, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 10.3% (-$5.88).

 

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