Johnson Controls and Whirlpool Among Stocks Being Tossed Away This Afternoon

Through most of the trading day on Thursday, September 1, 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.

Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE:JCI) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $31.25, which is 58 cents (-2%) below the previous close of $31.88. Johnson Controls Inc. is a technology and industrial company focused on building efficiency, automotive experience and power solutions.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.86 (-25.7%) from $42.25 to $31.39. 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% (+$4.01). 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% (-$2.76).

PACCAR Inc. (NASDAQ:PCAR) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $37.10, down 65 cents (-1.4%) from the previous close of $37.63. PACCAR Inc. is a technology company that designs and manufactures light, medium and heavy duty commercial trucks and related aftermarket parts.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $13.60 (-26.3%) from $51.72 to $38.12. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between July 18, 2011 and July 25, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 4.2% (+$2). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 22.6% (-$11.35).

Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $38.07, down 68 cents (-1.7%) from the previous close of $38.74. Hasbro Inc. is a global company that designs, manufactures and markets games and toys to children and families.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.35 (-14.1%) from $45.09 to $38.74. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 21, 2011 and May 2, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.6% (+$2.91). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 5.9% (-$2.70).

Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $45.95, down $1.90 (-3.8%) from the previous close of $47.78. Lear Corporation and its affiliates design and manufacture complete automotive seat systems and the components thereof, as well as electrical distribution systems and electronic products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.24 (-11.8%) from $53.07 to $46.83. 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% (+$5.40). 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% (-$5.19).

Shares of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) are trading at $61.66, down $1.11 (-1.7%) from the previous close of $62.69. 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 July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $17.87 (-22%) from $81.09 to $63.22. 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).