Johnson Controls and 4 Consumer Cyclical Stocks Traders are Buying: JCI, ALV, PVH, JAH, HAR

Through early trading, these stocks are helping 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.

Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE:JCI) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $29.78, which is $1.24 (+4.3%) above the previous close of $28.54. Johnson Controls is a technology and industrial company focused on building efficiency, automotive experience and power solutions.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to October 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12 (-29.6%) from $40.54 to $28.54. 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 Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) are trading at $53.86, up $2.59 (+5%) from the previous close of $51.27. 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 July 14, 2011, to October 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $18.04 (-26%) from $69.31 to $51.27. 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).

PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $64.37, which is $3.01 (+4.9%) above the previous close of $61.36. 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 14, 2011, to October 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.40 (-15.7%) from $72.76 to $61.36. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 9, 2011 and September 19, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 7.8% (+$4.78). 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).

Shares of Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH) are trading at $30.73, up $1.15 (+3.9%) from the previous close of $29.58. Jarden and its subsidiaries provide a range of consumer products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to October 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.91 (-11.7%) from $33.49 to $29.58. 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% (+$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).

Harman International Ind. Inc. (NYSE:HAR) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $31.94, which is $1.50 (+4.9%) above the previous close of $30.44. Harman International Industries is a global audio equipment company. It is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of high-quality audio products. It also offers electronic systems for vehicle applications.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to October 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $14.37 (-32.1%) from $44.81 to $30.44. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 29, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 6.9% (+$3.07). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 17.3% (-$8.09).