The latest version of the Quikrete Industry Dashboard features a busy week of statistical reports. The residential construction charts for September both showed gains over the previous month and the previous year.
Even more dramatic was the September increase in existing home sales. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that total existing-home sales jumped 9.4% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.54 million.
Elsewhere on the Dashboard, all ten companies tracked on the HBSDealer Stock Roundup are running ahead of last year. And gas prices are holding steady at $2.17 for a gallon of regular, according to the American Automobile Association.
Coming soon: The Conference Board will release the closely watched Consumer Confidence Index on Oct. 27.