Midstate stocks: How are construction, real estate companies performing?
On the heels of the Business Journal's recent update on midstate stocks, I thought I'd look at the construction- and real estate-related companies from the original list.
That list included Harrisburg-based Hersha Hospitality Trust, Wormleysburg-based Harsco Corp., Manor Township-based Armstrong World Industries Inc. and Lancaster-based Burnham Holdings Inc.
How have those stocks performed since we pulled prices at the beginning of December trading?
• Hersha: The stock closed at $5.31 on Feb. 3. It was $5.62 on Dec. 2, 2013, according to Yahoo Finance. That is down 5.5 percent.
• Harsco: The stock closed at $23.42 on Feb. 3. It was $26.21 on Dec. 2. That is down 10.6 percent.
• Armstrong: The stock closed at $54.27 on Feb. 3. It was $53.05 on Dec. 2. That is up 2.3 percent.
• Burnham: The stock closed at $18.95 on Feb. 3. It was $19.05 on Dec. 2. That is down 0.5 percent.
The Business Journal will be expanding its stock report project to include additional companies with operations in the midstate. The next stock update will run in print March 28.
Be sure to look for online updates in the interim.