Ralph Lauren & PVH Corp Moving Up This Morning

Through early trading on Friday, September 9, 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.

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $137.86, up 54 cents (+0.4%) from the previous close of $137.32. Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. designs and sells premium lifestyle products, including apparel, accessories, fragrances and home furnishings.

Stock Price Performance: From August 9, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had risen $16.95 (14.1%) from $119.85 to $136.80. 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 11% (+$13.80). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 13.9% (-$19.58).

PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $64.11, up 89 cents (+1.4%) from the previous close of $63.22. Phillips Van Heusen Corp 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 13, 2011, to September 8, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.14 (-10.1%) from $70.36 to $63.22. 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 8.3% (+$5.40). 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).