Nike and 4 Stocks Winning in the Consumer Cyclical Sector: NKE, MAT, LEG, 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.

Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $89.16, which is $1.12 (+1.3%) above the previous close of $88.04. Nike designs and markets high-quality footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products throughout the world.

Stock Price Performance: From August 17, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.79 (7%) from $82.25 to $88.04. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 7, 2010 and December 14, 2010 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 2.4% (+$2.06). It saw one of its worst periods between March 8, 2011 and March 16, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 4.9% (-$4.34).

Shares of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) are trading at $27.01, up 20 cents (+0.7%) from the previous close of $26.81. Mattel Inc. designs and manufactures a variety of toys and games for customers and consumers worldwide.

Stock Price Performance: From August 17, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.25 (9.2%) from $24.56 to $26.81. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 9, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 9.3% (+$2.14). It saw one of its worst periods between March 24, 2011 and March 31, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 1.3% (-33 cents).

Leggett & Platt Inc. (NYSE:LEG) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $21.59, which is 18 cents (+0.8%) above the previous close of $21.42. 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 June 21, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.97 (-8.4%) from $23.39 to $21.42. 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).

Shares of Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH) are trading at $30.55, up 46 cents (+1.5%) from the previous close of $30.09. 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 July 19, 2011, to September 14, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.96 (-11.6%) from $34.08 to $30.12. 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).

Harman International Ind. Inc. (NYSE:HAR) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $33.45, which is 19 cents (+0.7%) above the previous close of $33.23. Harman International Industries Inc. 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 20, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.72 (-26.1%) from $44.95 to $33.23. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 7, 2010 and October 15, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 8% (+$2.68). 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).

 

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