The Capital Goods sector (XLI) showed little movement while the S&P 500 gained 0.3% during trading today.
The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLI was up 0.2% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed 1.5%.
NVR (NVR) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 14% (-$121.58) to close at $744.85. 195,412 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $732.88 to $846.99. Shares are down $102.83 (-12.1%) from a price of $847.68 on July 12, 2012.
Columbus McKinnon (CMCO) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 9.2% (+$1.27) to close at $15.09 with 292,855 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $14.80 to $15.38. Over the last two months, shares have shown some positive movement as the price has climbed $1.66 (12.3%) from a price of $13.43 on May 21, 2012.
Foster Wheeler (FWLT) rose 6.4% to close at $17.39, cross its 50-day moving average of $17.01 and 200-day moving average of $20.26. Hurco Companies (HURC) declined 4% to close at $21.11, moving below its 50-day moving average of $21.07 and 200-day moving average of $23.50.
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NC) fell 6.1% to close at $10.69, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $10.43. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $105.34.
The Toro Company (TTC) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $40.34 to top the previous high of $39.22.