Home Improvement Industry Stocks Drop 35 Points
[Monday, October 15, 2012] The Hard Fax Composite of home improvement industry stocks dropped 35 points in the latest week of trading, ending at 1413, and is currently up 28 percent on the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 281 points for the week, ending at 13329, or plus nine percent on the year.
Last week the market basket of 28 industry-related stocks had 24 decliners versus only four gainers. For the year, 25 stocks are up and only three are down.
On Monday morning of this week, retail sales figures for September were released showing a gain for the third consecutive month. Investors and economists are hoping the increased retail sales are a sign of future economic growth.
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