Another earnings season has come and gone, but this time things went better for the 30 publicly traded companies tracked by the HCN Stock Watch. There were more cases of sales growth and more cases of double-digit sales growth in the most recent three-month period.
The nation's number two home-improvement retailer posted a strong second quarter.
The latest update from the Home Improvement Research Institute on consumer spending patterns shows homeowners are planning 3.4% more projects around the house than they were planning a year ago.
Housing starts and existing-home sales surged once more in July; stocks continued their long-overdue recovery.
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The 2014 HCN Top 200 Pro Dealer Scoreboard picked up where the 2013 list left off — on the upswing — with only a sliver of sales declines reported across the board, and a swelling segment of double-digit gainers.