Quikrete Industry Dashboard: mixed messages

Mixed messages from home sales and home starts
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The latest version of the Quikrete Industry Dashboard tells an up-and-down story for housing starts and housing sales.

The most recently available data shows existing home sales in February are down compared to march, but up from February last year. 

Single family starts declined for the month, but are slightly up compared to a year ago. And total starts declined by both measures (annual and monthly).

There’s no mixed message on the Stock Roundup. Five companies are showing triple-digit-percent gains for the year, while all ten ticker symbols are from last year and – to a lesser extent – up from last month. 

Next metric up: The national unemployment rate is expected to be released Tuesday, March 29.