Beazer Homes USA, Inc.

  • Is There an Opportunity to Invest in Housing?

    By Shweta Dubey - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BZH, HOV, KBH

    The U.S. housing market is recovering from the housing crisis that began seven years ago. Due to strong demand, short supply, low mortgage rates, and an improving job market, demand for houses has increased. Housing prices rose 12.2% in May, year-over-year, which has created favorable conditions for the homebuilders. The improving U.S. homebuilding market will help housing companies enhance sales, average selling prices, and capability to maintain more »

  • 3 Housing Companies Focused on Margin Improvement

    By Shweta Dubey - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BZH, PHM, SPF

    The U.S housing market is recovering and contributing to the country's economic growth. The U.S. economy will grow 2.1% this year, up from 1.7% last year, driven by a tailwind from the strengthening housing market. The housing market is showing signs of long-term improvement with rising home prices, homes sales, and community count. Home prices in the U.S. increased 12.2% year-over-year in May more »

  • Reverse Split Your Way To Profits!

    By Shmulik Karpf - July 14, 2013 | Tickers: BZH, CYCC, FBC

    Corporate actions are one segment of the market where there's always something happening. Companies buy each other out, merge with one another, or simply sell assets to each other. But there's one corporate action that can be performed without any need for consent of any third party. Shareholders can always elect to split their shares, or reverse- split their shares. This phenomena is very interesting because it combines more »

  • 3 Home-Run Stocks for Baseball Season

    By Adem Tahiri - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, BZH, IRG

    Successful investing is one of life's pursuits that lends itself to endless metaphors. Because of the competition and the emotional toll involved when putting real money on the line, I always find that sports metaphors are especially fitting. So with the baseball season in full swing and the market uncertain, it's time for you to invest in some home-run stocks.

    Home-run stocks, usually small-caps, offer the possibility of more »

  • Are These 3 Post-Earning Industry Performers a Buy?

    By Brian Nichols - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: BZH, GM, MGM

    On Thursday we saw several great post-earning moves in the market. While many of these stocks still present value after strong earnings there will be some to create a value trap. Therefore, I am looking at three of the more important moves in the market on Thursday, three companies that are strong industry performers, and determining if any are a “buy.”

    With Europe Improving….Buy This Stock!

    With each month more »

  • Welcome to the New American Poorhouse

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: BZH, HOV, KBH, TOL

    You engaged in all the extracurriculars, volunteered, curried favor with teachers for good recommendations, studied instead of partying. Once you got into college you kept up the pace. Rinse and repeat. The glorious day of getting that college diploma arrives. Yay!

    Six months later comes the letter with your student loan payment particulars. If you're the average college graduate that bill totals over $26,000. If you can find more »

  • The Best Way to Ride the Booming Housing Industry

    By Piyush Arora - April 28, 2013 | Tickers: BZH, HOV, KBH

    Thanks to the Fed’s liquidity injections and dipping unemployment rate in a low interest rate environment, real estate in the U.S. is booming again and new home constructions have reached their five year highs. Naturally, investing in loan financing institutions would’ve been a wise choice, but the 11.2% decline in Wells Fargo’s loan originations is an indicator of a weakening loan refinancing industry. Thus, investing more »

  • Housing Sector Gains Traction in Fourth Quarter

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  • Hedge Funds Just Bought These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 14, 2013 | Tickers: ASPS, BZH, RDC, TRN

    Hedge funds and other major investors file a 13D or a 13G with the SEC when they acquire 5% ownership of a company or later change this position. Since these filings are made relatively quickly, they provide a more or less up-to-date recommendation that investors can research further. While the 5% threshold results in filings being made almost exclusively for small-cap and mid-cap stocks, it’s actually particularly important to more »

  • Appaloosa Management Is Increasing its Positions in These Stocks

    By Gayatri Sharma - December 3, 2012 | Tickers: BZH, F, MGM

    Appaloosa Management, L.P. is a long/short hedge fund founded by David A. Tepper in 1993. David Tepper is well known for his long bets on financial stocks at the bottom of the markets in 2009. He is again betting on financial stocks and I have discussed some of his new positions in financial stocks in a previous article. In addition, it is also interesting to look at some more »

  • Housing: 3 Stocks to Buy, 1 to Avoid

    By Piyush Arora - November 27, 2012 | Tickers: BZH, DHI, HOV, RYL


  • Why This Company Offers Plenty of Upside

    By Lee Samaha - November 24, 2012 | Tickers: BZH, DHI, HD, LOW, SHW

    Allow me to shamelessly rewrite a famous quote. It’s usually attributed to Gary Player and basically involves claiming that the more he practiced the luckier he got.  However, when investing in companies I think that it’s often a case of the luckier they get, the more chance they get to practice. In other words it’s a lot easier to increase operational performance when they are blessed with more »

  • How to Play the "Fiscal Cliff"

    By Jamie Dlugosch - November 19, 2012 | Tickers: ANF, BZH, DHI, HD, JCP

    The market continues to be obsessed with the fiscal cliff. Stocks are drifting lower as the ramifications of the recent election set in.

    I’ve got news for you. There is more going on here than just the fiscal cliff. The market is adjusting to a new world of austerity and higher taxes.

    We are entering uncharted territory. History will tell you that nothing good can come from higher taxes more »

  • Housing Exec: "We Were Misunderstood"

    By Gerelyn Terzo - November 16, 2012 | Tickers: BZH, DHI, RYL

    Since issuing its quarterly earnings results on November 12, shares of Beazer Homes (NYSE: BZH) have shed 18% of their value. Allan Merrill, the company's president and chief executive that replaced Ian McCarthy last year, said in a recent UBS homebuilder conference that the company's results were “misunderstood” by investors, and went on to accept full responsibility for the confusion.

    A key area that seems to be the more »

  • A Low-Dollar Play on a 2013 U.S. Housing Recovery

    By John Macris - November 15, 2012 | Tickers: BZH, HOV

    Beazer Homes USA (NYSE: BZH) is one of a dozen publicly-traded homebuilders I follow, encompassing a group with other popular names such as Hovnanian, Lennar, KB Homes, Pulte, and Ryland Group. While individual housing stocks have enjoyed a tremendous run over the last 12 months and the composite SPDR S&P 500 Homebuilders ETF has earned an impressive 45.61% return since January 1, there is plenty of reason for encouragement and support for an improving housing market going into the year 2013. With respect to the recent market sell-off related to concerns over the fiscal cliff, now may be the right time to consider initiating a position in housing if you believe we have found a short-term bottom.

  • Too Much Debt is a Bad Addition for Home Builders

    By Jonathan Yates - September 4, 2012 | Tickers: BZH, DHI, KBH, LEN, PHM

    While home builder stocks have rebounded strongly for 2012, the levels of debt for many should be of grave concern for long term investors.  Compounding the high level of debt for these firms is a negative profit margin for many, which is a lethal combination.  Others have declining earnings, which are also threatening to the future prospects of these companies.  As much of the home builder rally has been liquidity more »

  • High Profits from Home Builders at Low Prices

    By Jonathan Yates - August 10, 2012 | Tickers: BZH, KBH, PHM, XHB, TOL

    While the housing market in the United States continues to recover, there are still many homebuilder stocks selling at very attractive valuations.  The full fury of The Great Recession was unleashed upon the real estate sector of the United States.  Those homebuilder stocks that have survived this onslaught offer the potential for high profits as many of the share prices are at very low levels.

    In December 2006, financial columnist more »

  • Four Principles to Boost Returns

    By William Bias - July 4, 2012 | Tickers: BZH, C, COH, GOOG, MCD

    Nearly six years ago in October of 2006 I became a member of the Motley Fool Caps Community. This is a bulletin board or game where the player can select a company, rate the company, give a thumbs up for outperform, or thumbs down for underperform. If a company moves in the direction predicted in a fashion that exceeds S&P 500 then your score for the pick is positive. If it underperforms the index then the score for the pick is negative. For example, if you choose company ABC and mark it outperform and it underperforms the S&P then the player’s score is negative. Similarly, if you pick a company and mark as underperform and it outperforms then the score is also negative. You receive a score that is a total of your active picks and inactive picks. A player also receives an accuracy score based on whether your pick is going in the direction predicted. Finally you get a player rating that is a calculation based on accuracy and scoring which ranks you with other players on a percentile basis. You can learn more about the game here.

  • Bearish Outlook on Housing

    By Arthur Pinkasovitch - January 12, 2012 | Tickers: BZH, DHI, KBH, LEN, PHM

    Over the last few years investors have had reason to be bearish on the U.S housing market, even after the market collapsed. Homebuilders made desperate attempts to build their way out of the recession as the rate of new housing developments exceeded the number of sales. The data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau on housing starts regularly exceeded the information presented by the National Association of Realtors more »