On a trading day that saw the S&P 500 gain 0.1%, the Capital Goods sector (XLI) showed little change.

Cleantech Solutions International (CLNT) was a major loser in the sector, falling 14.8% (-50 cents) to close at $2.88 with one million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $2.72 to $3.63. Shares have been on on the rise over the past month, climbing 67 cents (30.3%) from a price of $2.21 on July 17, 2012.

US Silica Holdings (SLCA) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 11.8% (+$1.25) to close at $11.82 with 1.2 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $10.79 to $11.94.

Deere & (DE) declined 6.3% to close at $75.10, moving below its 50-day moving average of $77.55 and 200-day moving average of $78.89. Dycom Industries (DY) rose 4.6% to close at $18.57, crossing its 50-day moving average of $17.84.

Hurco Companies (HURC) rose 3.2% to close at $20.21, approaching its 50-day moving average of $20.77. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $22.95. The L.S. Starrett Company (CNH) fell 2.1% to close at $11.61, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $11.48. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $40.32.

CECO Environmental (CECE) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $8.99 to top the previous high of $8.65.