Home Improvement Stocks +3%
The Hard Fax Composite of home improvement industry fell
four points in the latest week of trading, ending at 1770, and is currently up
three percent for the year. The Dow
Jones Industrial Average gained 61 points for the week, ending at 17635, up six
percent on the year.
Last week the market basket of 26 industry-related
stocks had 12 losers versus 14 gainers.
For the year, 13 stocks are up or even and 13 are down.
The top five stocks for the year are Sherwin-Williams
(+31%), Snap-On (+24%), Home Depot (+19%), Lowe’s (+19%) and Stanley Black
& Decker (+19%).