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Home Improvement Stocks Tumble

Home construction-related stocks are falling hard after the surprise drop in new home sale for March. These are companies that make the "stuff" that goes into a new home.  One of the few winners in the group today, Ethan Allen, is rallying on better-than-expected 3Q earnings and revenue:Home Construction StocksTickerCompanyBusinessLastChange% Chg(NYSE:OC) Owens Corning Insulation, roofing shingles42.42-1.45-3.31%(NASDAQ:BECN) Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. Asphalt shingles, tiles36.67-1.01-2.68%(NASDAQ:UFPI) Universal Forest Products, Inc. Lumber, plywood, particle board52.29-1.28-2.39%(NASDAQ:LPX) Louisiana-Pacific Corporation Plywood, Oriented Strand Board15.57-0.32-2.01%(NYSE:JHX) James Hardie Industries plc Fiber cement products, wallboard63.38-1.13-1.75%(NYSE:USG) USG Corporation Gypsum wallboard32.09-0.54-1.65%(NYSE:MHK) Mohawk Industries, Inc. Flooring: carpets, tiles, laminates135.80-1.97-1.43%(NYSE:WHR) Whirlpool Corporation Household appliances152.82-2.04-1.32%(NYSE:LZB) LaZBoy ...

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