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  • Time to Buy KB Home

    By Aftab malik - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, KBH, LEN

    The housing market has shown a recovery in the past few months. The past few months were marked by lower housing supply, coupled with higher demand. Despite the volatile environment, KB Home (NYSE: KBH) posted strong results and has taken the full benefit of the housing market recovery. Let's take a review of its second quarter results and some factors that will help KB Home to improve its top more »

  • Housing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    By Marie Palumbo - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, ETH, BX

    Institutional investors are financing the housing recovery. In Phoenix, for example, the share of institutional investors in the market increased to 26%, a 10% increase from the previous year. And in Miami, institutional investors funded 30% of all sales. Housing starts are up, home prices are rising, and construction is bustling. However, caveats like slowing furniture sales and rising mortgage rates remain.

    Housing starts

    The overall housing construction market is more »

  • Chuck Royce's 2 New Small Cap Buys

    By Anh HOANG - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: BECN, DHI, SUNE

    Chuck Royce, the Co-CIO and Portfolio Manager of Royce & Associates, is a well-known successful small-cap investor. In the past ten years, he managed to deliver a sweet annualized return of 12.6%, handily beating the S&P 500’s annualized return of only 7.2%. In the second quarter 2013, he initiated long positions in SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) and Beacon Roofing Supply (NASDAQ: BECN). Should we follow Chuck Royce into more »

  • Buy These Homebuilders If QE3 Is Prolonged

    By abdul sattar - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, KBH, PHM

    The residential construction industry is highly cyclical industry. The progress of companies operating in this industry is heavily dependent upon the mortgage rates, the labour market and home prices. In this report, I am going to discuss the impact of mortgage rates and labour market on the construction of residential homes, which in turn impact homebuilders like KB Home (NYSE: KBH), DR Horton (NYSE: DHI) and Pulte Group (NYSE: PHMmore »)

  • This Industry Is Overheating

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, F, GM, PHM

    After the American Dream of owning a home started falling apart during the financial  crisis, there was a new American Dream that took shape, owning a car.

    But it appears that the U.S. auto industry could now be getting a bit toppy. Ford (NYSE: F) and General Motors (NYSE: GM) are the leaders in the U.S. car- manufacturing market. And these stocks have been the biggest benefactors of more »

  • Building Out Your Portfolio

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, LEN, PHM

    Since early May, the major home builders have been in free fall. The reason for the fall? Rising interest rates are supposedly threatening the housing rebound. Low rates, were in part, what helped to spur a rebound in housing demand. But rising interest rates could slow the demand for mortgages, leading  to slowing demand for new houses, which pushed the major home builders down over 15% in the past couple more »

  • Housing Stocks - Buy the Dip

    By Justin Carley - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, NVR, PHM

    PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM) is putting its money where its mouth is. The company made it clear in recent months that it is going to focus on profitable growth and bury forever the devastation that unprofitable sales caused during the housing collapse. Investors and analysts should have applauded the company’s recent quarterly results. Instead, the shares were discarded and fell more than 14% over a two day stretch just prior more »

  • Beacon Roofing Drifting Towards Growth

    By usman iftikhar - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BECN, DHI, LEN

    The housing market in US is surely on the rise right now. Housing companies are reporting jam-packed backlogs and Americans are finally ready to invest in real estate. Naturally, house makers grow in such a situation and the stocks of many housing firms will see major uplifts. The companies providing new construction materials and those performing repairs and maintenance are also going to earn more. I thought that I should more »

  • These Companies Are Undervalued

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, DHI, STX

    Earnings yield is a valuation method used to check if a company is over or undervalued compared to its peers and the wider market. A company's earnings yield is calculated by dividing earnings per share for the last twelve months by its current share price. The resulting figure shows the percentage of each dollar invested in the stock that was earned by the company.

    The earnings yield figure can more »

  • 3 Mid-Cap Stocks Set to Smash Earnings Estimates

    By Jessica McCann - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: CBS, DHI, MDC, RHI, SLE, RYL

    Few surprises are as ugly for investors as an earnings miss.

    One of the reasons why is the flexibility of GAAP accounting itself: while there's no such thing as a free lunch, company CFOs have considerable latitude in how earnings are presented, as well what charges to take and when.

    Even trivial misses, so the thinking goes, may indicate that something is rotten in the state of Denmark, and more »

  • QE Or Not, These Housing Stocks Are Winners

    By Jacob Wolinsky - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, NVR, TOL

    Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke lifted the mood of the markets as he announced that the end of the quantitative easing is still some time off in the future. This acted as a sentiment booster for interest rate-sensitive sectors such as housing, which fell some time ago when markets assumed that the central bank was about to wind up the stimulus program. Included among the prominent gainers are NVR (NYSE: NVRmore »)

  • Housing Construction on the Rise

    By usman iftikhar - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, LEN, PHM

    Rising household income due to an improving economic environment and an increasing employment rate once again makes housing affordable for an average American. This is evident from the increasing number of new housing units owned in the US. Although the current level is still far below the housing units owned in 2006-07, the recent increase in residential construction is a positive signal for the housing industry. In light of the more »

  • Watching for a Downturn in the Home Market

    By Reuben Brewer - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, LEN, TOL

    The National Association of Realtors recently warned that home prices are moving to far too fast. The only thing that can help solve the problem is more construction. That will be good news for home builders, until it isn't anymore.

    The housing market was pummeled by the 2007 to 2009 recession, which had its roots in the finance and housing markets. Banks were lending too easily and home buyers more »

  • Housing Market Gains Cause Homebuilder Losses

    By Stephanie Faris - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, LEN, RYL

    The housing market suffered during the recession, with the median size of a new single-family home dropping by an estimated 6%, according to NPR. Home values dropped significantly; today, the average home price is still 30% below the peak in most markets.

    But in recent months, consumers have been bombarded with positive news about the economy. That might entice investors, who assume the housing market is the next big industry more »

  • Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Residential Construction Companies?

    By Awais Iqbal - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, MTH, SPF

    After the financial meltdown of 2008, market confidence in the real estate sector became close to non-existent. The mortgage rates which were falling slowly before 2008 fell even more after the financial meltdown. The economic recovery, coupled with the historically lower mortgage rates, is fueling new demand for homes.

    Source: Standard and Poor’s

    The above chart shows the S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price Index. The index measures more »

  • Don't Shy Away From This Housing Stock

    By Eshna De - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, MTH, SPF

    It is true that mortgage rates are on the rise, and the first industry that could come in the line of fire is home building. A lot of investors may be running away from housing stocks, resulting in a drop in stock prices for a lot of them over the past month or so. But, owning housing stocks may actually be a good idea if you know which ones to more »

  • 3 Home Builders and 3 Reasons You Should Buy Them

    By Todd Campbell - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, LEN, TOL

    Home builders stumbled in June on fear rising mortgage rates will derail demand. But, demand may not suffer as much as feared.  If so, a more stable recovery and a longer runway for housing profits may be ahead.

    That stability and profit potential may make it a good time buy shares in D.R. Horton (NYSE: DHI), Lennar (NYSE: LEN) and Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL) for three reasons: strong sales more »

  • Will Printing More Green Cards Be Good for Homebuilders?

    By Arturo Cuevas - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, PHM, Z

    There’s a looming major policy shift on U.S. citizenship for undocumented immigrants as provided in the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act passed by the Senate recently. This can bring a new fillip to the rebound in the home market, and another breakout for housing equities can't be discounted. Notably, the Senate’s vote on this Obama-backed bipartisan measure was a decisive 68-32.

    If passed more »

  • Why rising interests rates won’t hurt the Real Estate Market

    By Sean Vann - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, LEN, PHM

    Two weeks ago when the Fed announced that it would begin tapering and likely stop buying bonds sometime around the middle of next year, given the economy continues showing signs of improvement. The market reacted as expected with a major sell off, which many have speculated, including myself, that this was an over reaction. Unless the Fed misspoke and really means to stop pumping cash into the economy immediately, than more »

  • Ken Heebner’s Cheap Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, DFS, GS, RKT, TXT

    Ken Heebner’s asset management firm Capital Growth Management is one of the hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors we track in our database of quarterly 13F filings. We’ve found that 13Fs can be useful sources of investment information; the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds generate an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year, and we think that other strategies are possible more »

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