January 30, 2012

The Home Channel Stock Roundup shows 10 out of 10 companies ahead of last month. Also, gas prices slipped up to an average of $3.39 for a gallon of regular.

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 6, 2012

For this month’s roundup, HCN took exit 10 off the Turnpike for a visit to Ken’s New Jersey Garage, the setting of the fastest new product show on the Internet. But take your time reviewing this month’s products in print.

December 12, 2011

The Consumer Watch section of the Dashboard shows gas prices holding steady at $3.29 per gallon of regular. On the Stock Roundup, Tractor Supply, Fastenal, Home Depot and Lowe's lead the field.

November 28, 2011

Gas prices retreat to a national average of $3.30 per gallon of regular. Elsewhere on the Dashboard, stocks are all over the grid of the Home Channel Stock Roundup.

November 7, 2011

Total housing starts jumped 15% in October. Whether that’s the beginning of a sustained comeback remains to be seen. But it’s the kind of news that casts a light glow on the products and solutions gathered here. From entryways to rooftops, here are products that are built to last, built to save or built for style.

October 24, 2011

The needle moved dramatically on the total housing starts dial -- up 15% in September compared with August. Tractor Supply continues to fly high on the Home Channel Stock Roundup.

September 29, 2011

There’s nothing wrong with selling a product. But most retailers want to be their customers’ source to complete an entire project. Toward that end, here are a variety of innovations that support an even larger variety of home projects for experienced pros or beginning DIYers.

September 19, 2011

Stocks on the Home Channel Stock Roundup are all over the map. Elsewhere on the Dashboard, July retail sales are up over last year.

September 12, 2011

Another volatile week on Wall Street created winners and losers on the Home Channel Stock Roundup -- way out in front is Tractor Supply.

August 1, 2011

The Home Channel Stock Roundup showed monthly declines for all 10 of the companies tracked. Gas princes held steady at $3.71.

July 18, 2011

Monthly retail sales for NACIS 444 and NAICS 44413 offer a little something to cheer about on the Home Channel News Industry Dashboard. The Stock Roundup also shows gains. 

June 27, 2011

Tractor Supply, Fastenal, Beacon and Sherwin-Williams led the Home Channel Stock Roundup with month-to-month and year-over-year gains.

June 6, 2011

Tractor Supply, Sherwin-Williams and Home Depot led the Home Channel Stock Roundup, with gains compared with last month and last year.

May 9, 2011

The stocks on the Home Channel Stock Roundup took a unanimous turn for the worse, compared with a month ago.


April 11, 2011

The Home Channel Stock Roundup shows Tractor Supply Co. lighting up the grid -- up 15% from the month and 90% for the year.

Gas prices are high, too -- rising to $3.74 per gallon of regular, compared with $3.62 last week.

February 7, 2011

The most recent Dashboard shows the national unemployment rate fell to 9.0%, and the Consumer Confidence Index rose to 60.6. Stocks are heading in the right direction, as well. All 10 companies tracked on the Home Channel Stock Roundup are in positive territory for the month and the year. Still, residential construction is near record lows. 

January 31, 2011

Consumer confidence rose to 60.6 in January. On the Home Channel Stock Roundup, Weyerhaeuser showed the largest monthly gains, while Tractor Supply showed a huge gain compared with last year. Housing starts continue to lag, but existing-home sales showed some life in December.


December 13, 2010


The Home Channel Stock Roundup shows 10 out of 10 companies -- led by Tractor Supply Co. -- in the top right quadrant, reflecting growth over last year and last month.