V.F. Corporation and 4 Consumer Cyclical Stocks with Big Declines: VFC, SWK, PVH, GNTX, JAH

Through most of the trading day on Tuesday, October 11, 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.

VF Corporation (NYSE:VFC) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $131.37, down $1.39 (-1.2%) from the previous close of $133.02. V.F. is an apparel company that designs and manufactures or sources from independent contractors a variety of apparel and footwear for all ages.

Stock Price Performance: From August 11, 2011, to October 7, 2011, the stock price had risen $20.85 (19.2%) from $108.63 to $129.48. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 3, 2010 and December 14, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 3.9% (+$3.20). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 7.3% (-$7.19).

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (NYSE:SWK) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $55.84, down 17 cents (-0.4%) from the previous close of $56.04. 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 15, 2011, to October 10, 2011, the stock price had fallen $13.19 (-19.1%) from $69.23 to $56.04. 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).

PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $63.55, which is 51 cents (-0.8%) below the previous close of $64.03. 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 July 14, 2011, to October 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.40 (-15.7%) from $72.76 to $61.36. 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).

Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) stocks are trading at $26.73. This is 11 cents (-0.3%) below the previous close of $26.80, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. 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 15, 2011, to October 10, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.57 (-11.8%) from $30.37 to $26.80. 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).

Shares of Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH) are trading at $30.54, down one cent (-0%) from the previous close of $30.55. Jarden and its subsidiaries provide a range of consumer products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to October 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.91 (-11.7%) from $33.49 to $29.58. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 3, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4.1% (+$1.36). It saw one of its worst periods between July 1, 2011 and July 11, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 5.3% (-$1.85).