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Tickers in this Article: RYL, MDC, TDG, DXPE, KUB, TGI, EXP
The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq has fallen 0.4%; the S&P 500 has slipped 0.3%; and the Dow is trading down 0.3%. The capital goods sector is the category of stocks related to the manufacture or distribution of goods. The sector is diverse, containing companies that manufacture machinery used to create capital goods, electrical equipment, aerospace and defense, engineering and construction projects. It is also referred to as the "industrials sector". Performance in the capital goods sector is sensitive to fluctuations in the business cycle. Because it relies heavily on manufacturing, the sector does well when the economy is booming or expanding. As economic conditions worsen, the demand for capital goods drops off, usually lowering the prices of stocks in the sector.

The Capital Goods sector (XLI) is currently ahead of the overall market, down only 0.1%, and its biggest movers are currently:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL)$1.41 billion-4.3%
M.D.C. Holdings (NYSE:MDC)$1.61 billion-3.5%
TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG)$6.76 billion-3.3%
DXP Enterprises (Nasdaq:DXPE)$619.8 million-2.7%
Kubota Corporation (NYSE:KUB)$12.54 billion+2.4%
Triumph Group (NYSE:TGI)$3.17 billion-2.4%
Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP)$2.56 billion-2.1%
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Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL) is trading at $29.92 per share, down 4.3%. The company's volume for the day so far is 519,576 shares. This is consistent with the average over the past three months.

At $31.98, M.D.C. Holdings (NYSE:MDC) has slipped 3.5%. At 402,523 shares, the company's volume so far today is in keeping with its current daily average.

TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG) is currently trading at a share price of $126.99, a 3.3% decline. The company is currently trading a volume of 1.4 million shares.

Slipping 2.7%, DXP Enterprises (Nasdaq:DXPE) is currently trading at $42.55 per share. At 15,776 shares, the company's volume so far today is which is likely to result in less activity than yesterday's volume of 52,245 shares.

Kubota Corporation (NYSE:KUB) is up 2.4% to reach a current price of $51.15 per share. So far today, 2,021 shares have changed hands. This is 0.1 times the average volume over the last three months.

After a decline of 2.4%, Triumph Group (NYSE:TGI) has hit a share price of $61.87. The company's volume is currently 133,527 shares for the day, 0.3 times its current daily average.

Currently trading at $51.13 per share, Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) has fallen 2.1%. So far today, the company's volume is 273,712 shares.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. Keep in mind that all these ratios should be compared against historical numbers and industry information in order to get a more complete picture.

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