Nike Leads Rise in These Consumer Cyclical Stocks Today

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.

Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) are trading at $90.88, up 30 cents (+0.3%) from the previous close of $90.58. Nike designs and markets high-quality footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products throughout the world.

Stock Price Performance: From September 21, 2011, to September 27, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.84 (5.6%) from $85.74 to $90.58. 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 9.3% (+$7.70). 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).

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $26.99, which is 24 cents (+0.9%) above the previous close of $26.75. Mattel designs and manufactures a variety of toys and games for customers and consumers worldwide.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to September 27, 2011, the stock price had fallen 99 cents (-3.6%) from $27.74 to $26.75. 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 September 16, 2011 and September 23, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 5.4% (-$1.47).

Shares of Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) are trading at $36.53, up 45 cents (+1.2%) from the previous close of $36.09. Harley-Davidson manufactures heavyweight motorcycles as well as motorcycle parts and accessories. .

Stock Price Performance: From August 1, 2011, to September 27, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.39 (-15%) from $42.57 to $36.18. 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 12.6% (+$4.78). 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% (-$4.18).

PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $65.96, which is 62 cents (+1%) above the previous close of $65.34. 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 August 1, 2011, to September 27, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.31 (-7.5%) from $70.65 to $65.34. 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 Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) are trading at $54.16, up 77 cents (+1.4%) from the previous close of $53.40. 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 August 1, 2011, to September 27, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.74 (-9.7%) from $59.14 to $53.40. 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).