Home-improvement store Lowe's Companies, roofing and insulation company Owens Corning, and plumbing and architectural-products company Masco Corp. are showing promise.
The HVAC and industrial company stock looks like a good buy for investors in 2017, particularly for those who like growth-at-reasonable-price, or GARP, investing.
This housing-related stock looks like a good value -- industry fundamentals look positive and management continues to expand margin and cash flow generation.
A look at the company's impressive 2016 and why the stock remains worth buying.
A look at the investment case for buying the stock now that it's up around 20% this year.
Thing No. 1: Hurricane season is coming.
The company is favorably positioned in the HVAC market, and its peers United Technologies, Johnson Controls, and Lennox International have given positive outlooks. Is the stock a buy?
Caterpillar, Johnson Controls and NCI Building Systems are all exposed to the U.S. commercial construction sector to different degrees, and there is reason to believe that they will see a lift from the sector in the second half.
Along with its peers Lennox International and Ingersoll-Rand, Johnson Controls Inc. delivered a mixed bag of earnings, but it has good possibilities to outperform.
Ingersoll-Rand's guidance looks conservative, and the company may offer investors a bit more upside surprise than rivals like Johnson Controls or Lennox International.