This Financial Stock was Up in a Down Market

These are stocks helping the Financial (NYSE:XLF) 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.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $41.05, up 28 cents (+0.7%) from a previous close of $40.77.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.47 (-21.9%) from $52.29 to $40.82. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 27, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 12.1% (+$5.99) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 8.5% (-$4.64) over that span.