HVACR BUSINESS Market Watch
MARKETWATCH
Ruth King
 
 
 
Markets Falter with Political Turmoil and
Trade War Concerns

A month made turbulent with politics and threats of a trade war ended in the red as our session closed April 13, 2018.


The HVACR Business Stock index shed 48.27 points, or 3.05 percent, and closed at 1534.31. Declining issues outweighed advancing issues by a 25-to-6 count.


The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index slid to 127.7 in March, from February’s 130, the highest reading since Nov. 2000.


Lennox International tumbled 12.73 points, or 6.02 percent. Lennox said it will sell its refrigeration businesses in South America, Asia and Australia to allow the company to focus on its European and U.S. divisions.


Fiat Chrysler rose 2.27 points, or 10.74 percent. The company announced that it plans to spin off its Magneti Marelli components unit, part of its five-year plan.


U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for February 2018 increased 1.4 percent, to 378,045 units, up from 372,724 units shipped in February 2017.


Year-to-date U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces increased 13.4 percent, to 471,559 units, compared with 416,010 units shipped during the same period in 2017.


Stock Index
April 13, 2018

AAON $34.45 4.35
ABB $22.86 1.27
AOS $63.79 1.45
FIX $40.65 1.70
DOV $93.86 5.26
ELON $4.48 0.19
DWDP $66.17 1.71
EME $78.78 1.62
EMR $68.42 2.51
FCAU $23.41 2.27
F $11.28 0.21
GM $38.73 0.88
HON $146.12 4.95
HDSN $4.42 1.06
IR $84.13 6.09
JCI $34.08 2.97
LII $198.71 12.73
LXU $6.16 0.81
MTW $28.12 1.82
MLI $26.71 1.27
NWL $25.72 3.17
NSANY $20.84 0.33
OFLX $66.50 2.98
PH $172.48 7.60
RBC $72.20 -1.10
ROK $172.88 8.88
SIEGY $64.65 0.86
SPXC $32.58 1.48
TXN $102.16 7.55
UTX $122.71 6.54
WSO $183.41 2.03
  Price 4/13/18 Price 3/16/18 Net Change Percent Change
HVACR Business Stock Index $1,534.31 $1,582.58 -48.27 -3.05%
Dow Jones Industrial Average $24,360.14 $24,873.66 -513.52 -2.06%
S&P 500 Index $2,656.30 $2,747.33 -91.03 -3.31%
NASDAQ Composite $7,106.65 $7,481.74 -375.09 -5.01%
 

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