During trading today, both the Capital Goods sector (XLI) and the S&P500 showed little movement.
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 5.5% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed 4.2%.
American Woodmark Corporation (AMWD) was a major loser in the sector, falling 11.9% (-$2.46) to close at $18.24 with 38,234 shares moving. The stock traded between $18.10 and $20.42. Share price is up, having risen $1.75 (10.6%) from $16.49 on July 20, 2012.
Hudson Technologies (HDSN) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 11.4% (+38 cents) to close at $3.70 with 462,965 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $3.49 to $3.78. The stock has seen some positive movement recently as shares are up 35 cents (10.4%) from a price of $3.35 on August 13, 2012.
Woodward (WWD) declined 2.1% to close at $36.76, moving below its 50-day moving average of $35.69 and 200-day moving average of $39.04. AeroVironment (AVAV) rose 1.3% to close at $24.15, crossing its 50-day moving average of $24.10.
Homex Development (HXM) rose 4.6% to close at $12.82, approaching its 50-day moving average of $13.21. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $15.32.
Beacon Roofing Supply (BECN) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $28.17 to top the previous high of $28.