Top Stories Affecting 5 Dow 30 Consumer Stocks This Week

The Home Depot (NYSE:HD): Current price $69.76

The former Home Depot division HD Supply, taken private for $8.5 billion in 2007, has chosen Bank of America Merrill Lynch (NYSE:BAC), Barclays (NYSE:BCS), Credit Suisse Group (NYSE:CS), and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) to conduct a proposed IPO, say sources to Reuters.

Domestic home building and repair companies such as Home Depot Growing are being affected by soaring demand and tight supplies driving up plywood prices by 45 percent in the past year, and are rushing to replenish after having slashed output during the housing bust, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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