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August 6, 2012

Sherwin-Williams and Tractor Supply pace the Home Channel Stock Roundup. Elsewhere on the Dashboard, gas prices creep upward to $3.61 for a gallon of regular.

July 30, 2012

Monthly retail sales continue to rise in both NAICS 444 and 44413. Elsewhere on the Dashboard, most home channel stocks are outperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

July 23, 2012

Sherwin-Williams and Fastenal lead the gainers on the Home Channel Stock Roundup. Elsewhere on the Dashboard, the residential construction dials show big improvements, while existing-home sales declined from May.

July 16, 2012

Consumer Confidence slipped and the unemployment rate held at 8.2% on the Consumer Watch area of the Dashboard. Weyerhaeuser, Beacon and Fastenal led the monthly gainers on the stock roundup. 

June 25, 2012

Home channel stocks are all over the board, led by Home Depot and Sherwin-Williams. Existing-home sales are down slightly from April, but way up from May 2011. 

June 18, 2012

The Monthly Retail Trade Report is showing gains for NAICS 444 and 44413. Elsewhere on the Dashboard, Sherwin-Williams and Home Depot lead the charge on the stock roundup.

June 11, 2012

Gas prices decline to a national average of $3.55 for a gallon of regular. Elsewhere on the Dashboard, Home Depot and Sherwin-Williams show strength on the Home Channel Stock Roundup.

June 4, 2012

The national unemployment rate increased slightly, while average gas prices decreased to $3.61 for a gallon of regular. Except for SHW, stocks are retreating from last month’s prices.

May 29, 2012

Stocks are once again all over the board, but housing starts and sales are all dialed in consistently ahead of the previous month, and way ahead of the previous year.

May 21, 2012

The Home Channel Stock Roundup shows share prices in retreat -- 10 out of 10 stocks failed to show gains for the month and the year.

May 7, 2012

Gas prices show a minor retreat -- down to a national average of $3.78 for a gallon of regular. Stocks are all over the board, and the unemployment rate inches downward.

April 30, 2012

The Consumer Confidence index slipped slightly. Also on the Dashboard, gas prices are lower than last week, last month and last year -- but not by much.

April 16, 2012

Half the stocks on the Home Channel Stock Roundup are in negative territory for the month, and half are in positive. Compared with last year, though, the majority of stocks are showing strong growth.

April 9, 2012

The nation’s unemployment rate took a slight turn for the better, falling to 8.2%. Also on the “Consumer watch” section, gas prices rose a penny.

April 2, 2012

The latest reading of consumer confidence dipped slightly, while gas prices climbed to an average $3.93 per gallon of regular. Stocks are scattered across the grid.

March 19, 2012

Gas prices crept up to a national average of $3.83 per gallon of regular. Elsewhere on the Dashboard, January sales are well ahead of the same month in 2011.

March 12, 2012

On the Consumer Watch section of the Dashboard: gas price increases have slowed considerably, and unemployment holds steady. Stocks are all across the board, with Fastenal out in front.

February 27, 2012

Fastenal sets the pace on the Home Chanel Stock Roundup. Elsewhere on the Dashboard, gas prices jump 12 cents per gallon in a single week.

February 21, 2012

Across the monthly retail sales chart, the last three months of available data show strength compared with the previous year. Also on the Dashboard, gas prices crept upward.

January 23, 2012

The housing starts dials show mixed results as total starts for December slipped backward while single-family starts surged ahead.

 

January 16, 2012

Unadjusted NAICS 44413 hardware store sales hit $1.74 billion in November, up from last year and last month. Elsewhere on the Dashboard, gas prices crept upward.

January 9, 2012

The national unemployment rate is declining, consumer confidence is rising, and stocks on the Home Channel Stock Roundup appear generally in the top right quadrant of the grid.

January 2, 2012

Consumer Confidence made a surge in December, pushing the needle from an index reading of 55.2 to 64.5. Total housing starts also surged, while single-family starts increased slightly. 

 

December 19, 2011

The latest month of available data for hardware store sales show increases over the previous month and the same month last year. Also, gas prices are retreating.

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