During trading today, the S&P 500 dropped 0.7%, and the Capital Goods sector (XLI) showed little change.
Increasing 12.8% (+$4.34) to close at $38.28, Eagle Materials (EXP) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 1.8 million shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $32.74 to $38.95. The stock has been on the rise in the last two months, up $7.93 (26.1%) from a price of $30.35 on June 5, 2012.
Comfort Systems USA (FIX) rose 10.2% to close at $10.03, cross its 50-day moving average of $9.88 and 200-day moving average of $10.28. Makita Corporation (MKTAY) declined 4.6% to close at $32.69, moving below its 50-day moving average of $33.76 and 200-day moving average of $36.14.
Consolidated-Tomoka Land (CTO) rose 5.5% to close at $26.90, approaching its 50-day moving average of $28.33. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $28.78. Dresser-Rand Group (KUB) fell 2.5% to close at $45.61, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $44.67. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $45.44.
Sauer-Danfoss (SHS) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 4.7% (-$1.68) to close at $33.98. 145,803 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $33.24 and $34.47. The stock is down over the last three months, having fallen $8.88 (-20.7%) from $42.86 on May 7, 2012.