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9 Stocks to Play in the Sandy Recovery

Stocks in this article: HD LOW LPX OC SHW SWK USG WHR WY

Owens Corning (OC - Get Report) ($43.01) set a multiyear high at $43.88 on Feb.13 and reported an earnings beat of 8 cents a share on April 24 earnings of 29 cents a share. The stock has the risk of a reversion to the mean with the 200-day SMA at $35.93. The provider of home-construction products such as insulation, roofing, siding and stone has a positive weekly chart profile with the five-week MMA at $40.59. My weekly value level is $40.82 with a monthly pivot at $42.78 and monthly risky level at $47.35.

Sherwin Williams (SHW - Get Report) ($187.77) set an all-time high at $188.29 last Friday and reported an earnings beat of 3 cents a share on April 18, earning $1.11. The stock has risk of a reversion to the mean with the 200-day SMA at $155.12. The distributor and retailer of paint has a positive but extremely overbought weekly chart profile with the five-week MMA at $175.02, which I will describe as a paint bubble. My monthly value level is $180.62 with a weekly pivot at $185.35 and no risky levels.

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK - Get Report) ($77.01) set a multiyear high at $82.43 on March 25 and reported an earnings beat of 7 cents a share on April 25, earning $1.03. The stock has the risk of a reversion to the mean with the 200-day SMA at $73.52. The supplier of tools and related accessories has a negative weekly chart profile with the five-week MMA at $77.37. My annual value level is $70.98 with a weekly pivot at $77.62 and monthly risky level at $84.79.

USG (USG - Get Report) ($26.52) set a multiyear high at $30.97 on Feb. 13, and reported an earnings miss of 8 cents a share on April 24, earning $0.01. The stock recently tested its 200-day SMA at $25.06. The provider of building materials for home construction has a negative weekly chart profile with the five-week MMA at $26.79. My semiannual value level is $25.90, with a weekly risky level at $32.68.

Whirlpool (WHR - Get Report) ($119.00) set an all-time high at $122.38 on April 23, and reported an earnings beat of 2 cents a share on April 24, earning $1.97. The stock has the risk of reversion to the mean with the 200-day SMA at $97.41. The maker of major home appliances has a neutral weekly chart profile with the five-week MMA at $115.85. My semiannual value level is $112.72 with a weekly pivot at $115.72 and monthly risky level at $137.77.

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