The Capital Goods sector (XLI) showed little change during trading today while the S&P 500 rose 0.7%.
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 4.4% over the last thirty trading days. The S&P 500, in comparison, went up 3.4%.
The Ryland Group (RYL) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 6.8%. The stock closed at $26.14 with 1.9 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $24.13 to $26.29. The stock has risen $4.37 (20.1%) over the last three months from a price of $21.77 on May 21, 2012. Similarly, Alamo Group (ALG) gained today, increasing $1.89 (+6.3%) to close at $31.68.
RADA Electronic Ind. (RADA) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 5.6% (-7 cents) to close at $1.18, as 6,900 shares moved. The stock traded in a range of $1.18 to $1.35.
The Timken Company (TKR) rose 3.8% to close at $41.73, cross its 50-day moving average of $41.11 and 200-day moving average of $46.71. Ocean Power Technologies (OPTT) declined 3.1% to close at $2.54, moving below its 50-day moving average of $2.49 and 200-day moving average of $2.61.
Armstrong World Industries (AWI) rose 4.2% to close at $44.06, approaching its 50-day moving average of $44.31. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $46.60. Synalloy Corporation (SYNL) fell 2.9% to close at $12.11, moving down to 0.3% above its 200-day moving average of $12.07.
Toll Brothers (TOL) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $32.24 to top the previous high of $31.34.