Stanley Black & Decker and Harley Davidson Lead Consumer Cyclical Stocks Falling on Wall Street: SWK, HOG, WHR, GNTX, LEG

Through most of the trading day on Friday, October 7, 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.

Shares of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) are trading at $53.38, down $1.80 (-3.3%) from the previous close of $55.23. Stanley Black & Decker supplies tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction, and do-it-yourself use, as well as security solutions for industrial and commercial applications.

Stock Price Performance: From July 13, 2011, to October 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $15.40 (-21.8%) from $70.63 to $55.23. 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 8.7% (+$6.01). It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 16.1% (-$9.19).

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $33.13, down $2.02 (-5.9%) from the previous close of $35.20. Harley-Davidson manufactures heavyweight motorcycles as well as motorcycle parts and accessories. .

Stock Price Performance: From July 13, 2011, to October 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.79 (-16.2%) from $41.99 to $35.20. 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 12.5% (+$4.76). 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% (-$4.16).

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $53.09, down $2.01 (-3.8%) from the previous close of $55.21. Whirlpool 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 13, 2011, to October 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $22.25 (-28.7%) from $77.46 to $55.21. 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).

Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $25.89, which is 56 cents (-2.2%) below the previous close of $26.47. Gentex designs, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary electro-optic products, including automatic-dimming rearview mirrors for the automotive industry and fire protection products mainly for the commercial building industry.

Stock Price Performance: From July 13, 2011, to October 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.58 (-14.8%) from $31.05 to $26.47. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 28, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.7% (+$1.65). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 14.4% (-$4.42).

Leggett & Platt Inc. (NYSE:LEG) stocks are trading at $20.55. This is 61 cents (-3%) below the previous close of $21.17, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Leggett & Platt manufactures a range of engineered components and products, including residential furnishings, commercial fixtures and components, and industrial materials.

Stock Price Performance: From August 10, 2011, to October 6, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.67 (14.4%) from $18.50 to $21.17. 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).

 

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