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Housing-Related Stocks Stumble on Grim Data

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This morning’s disappointing pending home sales report is fueling worries that the housing market, one of the drivers of the economy since the recession, is losing steam. 

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That’s dragging on shares of companies that make the “stuff” that goes into building a home. And it’s not just new construction that moves these stocks.

Sales of previously-built homes also have a big impact since buyers typically do some remodeling, whether it’s painting, replacing carpets and cabinets, updating kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures, buying furniture, etc.

Here are a few names to watch:

Housing-Related Stocks Stumble

Company

Business

Last

Change

% Chg

Boise Cascade Co Veneer, plywood,
composite decking

26.77

-1.05

-3.77%

Owens Corning Insulation, roofing
shingles

37.09

-0.71

-1.88%

USG Corporation Gypsum wallboard

27.80

-0.40

-1.42%

Leggett & Platt,
Incorporated
Bedding & furniture
support springs

29.90

-0.45

-1.48%

Generac Holdings
Inc.
Electric generators

49.74

-0.70

-1.39%

Louisiana-Pacific
Corporation
Plywood, Oriented
Strand Board

17.67

-0.24

-1.34%

Lowe's Companies,
Inc.
Home improvement
retailer

49.93

-0.66

-1.30%

The Sherwin-Williams
Company
Paints & coatings

192.63

-2.44

-1.25%

Watsco, Inc. Distributes HVAC
products

96.08

-0.96

-0.99%

James Hardie
Industries ADR
Fiber cement
products,
wallboard

50.85

-0.47

-0.92%

Eagle Materials Inc. Sheetrock,
wallboard

76.22

-0.64

-0.83%

Beacon Roofing
Supply, Inc.
Asphalt shingles,
tiles

35.23

-0.28

-0.77%

Mohawk Industries,
Inc.
Flooring: carpets,
tiles, laminates

130.91

-0.87

-0.66%

Whirlpool Corporation Household
appliances

145.22

-0.96

-0.66%

Vulcan Materials
Company
Concrete & asphalt

54.48

-0.36

-0.66%

The Valspar
Corporation
Paints & coatings

69.80

-0.49

-0.69%

LaZBoy Incorporated Home furnishings

23.23

-0.13

-0.54%

Lennox International
Inc.
HVAC, residential
cooling & heating

78.15

-0.39

-0.50%

Deltic Timber
Corporation
Lumber growth,
manufacturing

67.27

-0.33

-0.49%

Lumber Liquidators
Holdings, Inc.
Hardwood flooring

113.59

-0.45

-0.39%

Weyerhaeuser
Company
Lumber, plywood
sheeting

31.29

-0.10

-0.33%

Masco Corporation Plumbing fixtures,
cabinets

20.92

-0.07

-0.33%

The Home Depot,
Inc.
Home improvement
retailer

76.03

-0.22

-0.29%

Ethan Allen
Interiors Inc.
Home furnishings

27.58

-0.05

-0.18%

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