The Capital Goods sector (XLI) showed little change during trading today while the S&P 500 rose 1.6%.
KBR (KBR) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 14% (+$3.20) to close at $26.12 with 4.1 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $23.40 to $29.65. The stock is down over the last three months, having fallen $7.74 (-22.9%) from $33.86 on April 30, 2012. CNH Global (CNH) was another big mover, climbing $2.41 (+6.8%) to a closing price of $37.86.
Vulcan Materials Company (VMC) was a major loser in the sector, falling 10.3% (-$4.35) to close at $37.83 with two million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $36.76 to $42.30. The stock has seen some negative movement recently as shares are down $6.29 (-14.3%) from a price of $44.12 on July 19, 2012.
Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) fell 4% to close at $78.27, crossing its 50-day moving average of $76.03. Meanwhile, Cavco Industries (CVCO) climbed 3.9% to close at $47.15, moving past its 200-day moving average of $46.41.
IDEX Corporation (IEX) rose 3.6% to close at $37.41, approaching its 50-day moving average of $37.97. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $39.70.
Meritage Homes Corporation (MTH) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $37.53 to top the previous high of $36.60.
US Silica Holdings (SLCA) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $9.31 to fall below the previous low of $9.92.