Industry Dashboard for Feb. 22, 2011
On a month-to-month basis, total housing starts moved the needle 14% in January, but single-family starts continue to drag.
Elsewhere on the Industry Dashboard for Feb. 22, retail sales for home centers, pro dealers and hardware stores showed a surge in December 2010, compared with the same month in 2009. And stocks on the Home Channel Stock Roundup showed gains across the board relative to both last month and last year.
Tractor Supply, Weyerhaeuser and Newell-Rubbermaid lead the year-over-year charge, with Tractor Supply showing a 100% increase in share value.