AD Member U.S. sales up 8 percent.
Day: May 1, 2017
Company reports loss of $188.6 million for the first quarter.
Profit down 1 percent year-over-year.
Year-over-year, construction spending up 3.6 percent.
Lowry's has 11 branches in four states.
PMI down 2.4 percent from March, and overall economy grew.
Q.E.P. announces multiple acquisitions.
In volume terms, wholesale sales decreased 0.4 percent.