Home goods firms among NYSE's best
January 6, 2003,
The year's end and the New York Stock Exchange brought a modest shot of holiday cheer to a battered home fashions industry — two home goods companies, one a supplier and another a retailer, were among the Big Board's top 10 stock performers in 2002.
On the other end of the pipeline, a retailer, JoAnn Stores, moved its share price up by 221.3 percent, to $22.97, on a strong turnaround in sales and earnings. JoAnn took down the number-eight position on the Big Board Top Ten.
In first place was China Yuchai International Ltd., whose stock jumped up by 485.9 percent, to $4.57.