Lowe’s Leads Rally in Housing Stocks

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Published February 26, 2014

| FOXBusiness

Stocks that benefit from an improving housing market are rallying. Lowe’s (LOW) is a big winner after reporting strong sales gains last quarter. But the gains extend to companies that make or sell the “stuff” that goes into a home:

Housing-Related Stocks Surge

Ticker

Company

Business

Last

Change

% Chg

(LOW)

Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Home improvement retailer

50.71

2.60

5.40%

(VMC)

Vulcan Materials Company

Concrete & asphalt

66.65

1.10

1.68%

(EXP)

Eagle Materials Inc.

Sheetrock, wallboard

85.24

1.38

1.65%

(LL)

Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc.

Hardwood flooring

109.62

1.60

1.48%

(MAS)

Masco Corporation

Plumbing fixtures, cabinets

23.10

0.40

1.76%

(ETH)

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.

Home furnishings

25.27

0.35

1.40%

(UFPI)

Universal Forest Products, Inc.

Lumber, plywood, particle board

54.97

0.76

1.40%

(MHK)

Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Flooring: carpets, tiles, laminates

143.00

2.09

1.48%

(HD)

Home Depot, Inc.

Home improvement retailer

81.90

0.92

1.14%

(GNRC)

Generac Holdings Inc.

Electric generators

56.73

0.73

1.30%

(OC)

Owens Corning

Insulation, roofing shingles

45.14

0.40

0.89%

(LII)

Lennox International Inc.

HVAC, residential cooling & heating

90.50

0.85

0.95%

(WHR)

Whirlpool Corporation

Household appliances

141.22

1.12

0.80%

(BECN)

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.

Asphalt shingles, tiles

37.46

0.23

0.62%

(SHW)

Sherwin-Williams Company

Paints & coatings

198.40

1.03

0.52%

(LEG)

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated

Bedding & furniture support springs

31.44

0.20

0.63%

(VAL)

Valspar Corporation

Paints & coatings

74.51

0.35

0.47%

(DEL)

Deltic Timber Corporation

Lumber growth, manufacturing

64.28

0.30

0.47%

(WY)

Weyerhaeuser Company

Lumber, plywood sheeting

29.83

0.13

0.44%

(USG)

USG Corporation

Gypsum wallboard

34.59

0.10

0.29%

 

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