Home Improvement Industry Stocks Rising
[Monday, July 23, 2012] The Hard Fax Composite of home improvement industry stocks gained 19 points in the latest week of trading to end at 1287, up from 1268 the prior week, and is currently up 17 percent on the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 46 points for the week, ending at 12823, or plus five percent on the year.
Last week the market basket of 28 industry-related stocks had 15 gainers versus 13 decliners. Of note, Grainger gained 15.22 on the week to end at 204.98, +10% YTD and Stanley Black & Decker gained 6.26 to end at 66.45, -2% YTD.
On Monday morning of this week stock futures were pointing lower on continuing concerns about the Euro Zone debt crisis, especially in Spain where the need for a bailout is looking more likely.
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