Published August 23, 2012
The Capital Goods sector (XLI) showed little movement on a trading day that saw S&P 500 fall 0.8%.
As a proxy for the sector, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLI was up 5.3% over the last thirty trading days. The S&P 500, in comparison, went up 5%.
Willdan Group (WLDN) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 12.4%. The stock closed at $1.36 with 2,371 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $1.32 to $1.40.
Sauer-Danfoss (SHS) declined 2% to close at $38.34, moving below its 50-day moving average of $37.01 and 200-day moving average of $40.63. HEICO Corporation (HEI) rose 8.9% to close at $37.89, crossing its 50-day moving average of $36.74.
Skyline Corporation (SKY) rose 3.5% to close at $4.75, approaching its 50-day moving average of $4.76. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $5.43. HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI.A) rose 8% to close at $31.57, getting closer to its 200-day moving average or $34.05.
Triumph Group (TGI) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 4.1% (-$2.54) to close at $59.49, as 829,664 shares moved. The stock traded between $59.39 and $62.15. Shares are up over the last two months, having risen $4.30 (7.8%) from a price of $55.19 on June 26, 2012.
Eagle Materials (EXP) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $43.55 to top the previous high of $41.37.