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Tickers in this Article: DY, RYL, LEN.B, LEN, MDC, GGG, CNH
It's been a quiet morning for the market. The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged; the S&P 500 has remained steady; and the Dow is unchanged. 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.

As with the overall market, the Capital Goods sector has shown little movement, but here are its current biggest movers:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Dycom Industries (NYSE:DY)1.1 million+11%
Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL).46 billion+5.7%
Lennar (NYSE:LEN.B)2.8 million+3.7%
Lennar (NYSE:LEN).03 billion+3.6%
M.D.C. Holdings (NYSE:MDC).67 billion+2.6%
Graco (NYSE:GGG).84 billion+2.6%
CNH Global NV (NYSE:CNH).03 billion+2.5%
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Dycom Industries (NYSE:DY) has soared 11% to reach a current price of $17.08 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 742,007 shares, 2.2 times its current three-month average.

Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL) is up 5.7% to reach a current price of $34.19 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 854,438 shares.

After rising 3.7%, Lennar (NYSE:LEN.B) is currently trading at a share price of $30.25. So far today, the company's volume is 16,698 shares, 0.4 times the current daily average.

Rising 3.6%, Lennar (NYSE:LEN) is currently trading at $38.14 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 2.9 million shares. This is on pace to reach yesterday's trading volume of 5.5 million shares.

M.D.C. Holdings (NYSE:MDC) has risen 2.6% and is currently trading at $35.21 per share. At 304,230 shares, the company's volume so far today is in keeping with its current three-month average.

Graco (NYSE:GGG) has increased to a share price of $47.97, a 2.6% rise. So far today, 86,563 shares have changed hands.

CNH Global NV (NYSE:CNH) is at $46.90 per share after an increase of 2.5%. The company's volume is currently 852,507 shares for the day, 2.1 times its current daily average.

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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