Stock Prices Climbed For These Stocks in the Consumer Cyclical Sector

At the close of trading, these stocks helped 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.

PACCAR Inc. (NASDAQ:PCAR) was among the sector price gainers, as it closed at $38, up $2.20 (+6.1%) from the previous close of $35.80. 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 June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $15.05 (-29.6%) from $50.85 to $35.80. 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).

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) was one of the top price gainers. It closed at $37.46, which is $2.22 (+6.3%) above the previous close of $35.24. Harley-Davidson, Inc. manufactures heavyweight motorcycles as well as motorcycle parts and accessories. .

Stock Price Performance: From July 29, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had dropped $8.15 (-18.8%) from $43.39 to $35.24. 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).

Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) was among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares traded at $46.67, up $2.51 (+5.7%) from the previous close of $44.16. 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 June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.32 (-17.4%) from $53.48 to $44.16. 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) closed at $62.10, up $3.37 (+5.7%) from the previous close of $58.73. 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 June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $21.88 (-27.1%) from $80.61 to $58.73. 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).

CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE:CLC) was among the sector price gainers, as it closed at $46.18, up $3 (+6.9%) from the previous close of $43.18. Clarcor Inc conducts its business in three industry segments: engine & mobile filtration, industrial & environmental filtration and packaging.

Stock Price Performance: From June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4 (-8.5%) from $47.18 to $43.18. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 10, 2011 and March 22, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 6.8% (+$2.81). It saw one of its worst periods between April 5, 2011 and April 13, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 4.6% (-$2.08).

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