Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc.

  • Build a Strong Portfolio With Home Building Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: HOV, KBH, SPF

    The US census Bureau estimates the number of privately-owned housing constructions to be around 1,036,000 this year, up from 780,600 last year. The primary driver for housing is employment, which has improved over the years. The U.S. unemployment rate has declined to 7.5%, as of April, from as high as 10% in 2009.

    The increase in housing demand has created a supply shortage due to more »

  • Could Silicon Valley Cause a Housing Bubble?

    By Gerelyn Terzo - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: HOV, LEN, RYL

    California is one of the hottest spots for real estate now, and prices are rising at some of the highest rates in the country. It's all about psychology, said economist Robert Shiller in a recent CNBC interview. For all we know, it could be the Silicon Valley effect considering the number of tech companies located in the area. The point is there's no real explanation for it and more »

  • 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 »

  • Are we in a Solid Housing Recovery?

    By Gayron Wainwright - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: HOV, KBH, LEN, PHM

    Early this morning one of the US’s largest homebuilders, reported results for its second quarter ended May 31, 2013. This homebuilder beat the street’s estimates: revenues up $1.43b vs. est. $1.33b, earnings up $0.61 per share vs. est. $0.33 per share. New orders rose 27 percent, backlog rose 55 percent and before the bell this morning Lennar (NYSE: LEN) was up 1.4 percent more »

  • Important Earnings This Week

    By Jacob Wolinsky - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: DG, HOV, NAV

    Towards the end of the earnings season, there are some more companies yet to report their quarterly results. These include Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE: HOV), Dollar General (NYSE: DG), and Navistar (NYSE: NAV) where results could play an important role in deciding if the rally continues or fizzles out.

    Hovnanian Enterprises Might Post Positive Results

    Hovnanian Enterprises is a New Jersey homebuilder company which has seen a 15 percent growth in 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 Stocks Are in a Trot

    By Gerelyn Terzo - March 11, 2013 | Tickers: HD, HOV, LOW

    Returning stability to the housing market doesn't mean diddly if Warren Buffett decides to undermine that recovery. Mr. Buffett's comments on a recent CNBC interview, however, weren't too scathing - although they were still sobering. He reminded starry-eyed investors that the housing market is not "galloping back" but it is "improving." Housing stocks may not be in a comeback of thoroughbred proportions but at least they are trotting more »

  • Resurgent Housing Sector Favors Masco

    By Rhodora Dagatan - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: HD, HOV, MAS

    Recent rosy figures from the US housing sector bode well for Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), which is engaged in the manufacturing, distribution, and installation of home improvement and building products. Its product line, which among other items includes windows, architectural coatings, faucets, and cabinets, is distributed through multiple wholesale and retail channels. Masco also sells directly to home developers.

    One of Masco’s major retail conduits is Home Depot (NYSE: HDmore »)

  • Can't Afford Purchasing A House, But Want To Invest In A US Housing Recovery? Invest Here.

    By Robert Anders - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-B, BRK-A, HOV

    We have all seen housing prices plummet since 2008 after the housing bubble collapsed upon itself. Leading to the 2008 bubble, lenders were willing to lend to anyone, allowing people with any credit history and any income level the ability to qualify for a mortgage and buy a house. This availability of money drove demand higher which took prices with it. This article will not discuss why banks were willing more »

  • Homebuilders or Home Improvers?

    By Ash Anderson - December 17, 2012 | Tickers: HD, HOV, KBH, LOW

    Home builders have been on quite the run over the last year. KB Home (NYSE: KBH) has managed to bring investors over 130% gains, and Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE: HOV) has returned an incredible 250%+ this year! The gains are not limited to these relatively small companies, though; even Home Depot (NYSE: HD) has pulled in close to 50%, while Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) has given investors 35% gains thanks to more »

  • How to Build a House of Stocks

    By Spencer Knight - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: HOV, LEN, PHM, TOL | Editor's Choice

    Less than a decade ago far too many individuals purchased homes – or more realistically rented homes from the bank – as if they were objects and this in part caused the housing bubble that triggered the worst recession we have ever seen.  Subsequently, home prices declined anywhere from 30%-60%.

    Fortunately investors that take advantage of home building stocks before the train leaves the station will be rewarded over the next more »

  • Week of December 10: Earnings and Event Preview

    By John Macris - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: DELL, HOV, JOY, PSX

    With only fifteen trading days left in the calendar year, there is still plenty of news that can have an impact on investors. Although the bulk of the recent earnings season is behind us, a few notable companies have yet to report. Here are the earnings calls, corporate events, and economic data I’ll be following for the week of December 10, 2012.

    Dell (NASDAQ: DELL). The company will be more »

  • How to Hedge Housing’s Next Move

    By Matthew DiLallo - December 7, 2012 | Tickers: HOV, PCL, PCH, RYN, WY

    Consider for a moment what Ara Hovnanian, the CEO of major US homebuilder Hovnanian (NYSE: HOV) said recently about housing,

    We are undoubtedly well on the recovery route. It's not a question of are we beginning it. I'd say it began at the beginning of this year and that's not just for Hovnanian, that's for the entire industry…that means we're all going to start more »

  • Are These 5 Real Estate Based Stocks Smart Buys?

    By Bill Edson - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: HD, HOV, LOW, TRLA, Z

    The macroeconomic picture looks good for stocks involved in U.S. residential real estate transactions. These stocks include homebuilders, online real estate search stocks, and home-improvement retailers. Are any of these stocks trading at reasonable valuations that could qualify them as buy candidates?

    Trulia Goes Mobile

    Trulia (NYSE: TRLA), a popular website featuring useful real estate information, has indicated that there had been a substantial increase in its third quarter more »

  • Deja Vu for Housing

    By Gerelyn Terzo - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: BAC, HOV, TOL

    To cite a phrase coined by Yogi Berra, it could be "deja vu all over again" for the housing industry. According to a recent article in American Banker, a housing bubble may be in the cards -- this time in the multi-family, rental market.

    Said bubble may be driven by several familiar factors:  a surge in construction, albeit this time in multi-family homes amid declining inventories; the return of real estate more »

  • Where Are the Buys in the Housing Sector?

    By Bill Edson - December 3, 2012 | Tickers: HD, HOV, KBH, LOW, TRLA

    There are many ways to play the U.S. housing recovery. Investors could buy the stocks of home-improvement retailers, homebuilders, or online real estate search providers. Which represent the best investments for a recovering housing market? Do any of these stocks qualify as buy candidates?

    Homebuilder Confidence

    The real estate market in the U.S. seems to be improving, based on robust U.S. homebuilder confidence, sales volume, and rising more »

  • Housing Market Continues to Improve

    By Shas Dey - November 29, 2012 | Tickers: DHI, HOV, KBH, LEN, PHM

    The latest data from the housing market has once again highlighted the fact that a strong recovery is underway. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index of home prices in 20 major U.S. cities climbed 0.3% in September. This is the sixth straight month of increases in home prices.

    According to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller data, home prices rose in 13 cities in September compared to the prior more »

  • Housing: 3 Stocks to Buy, 1 to Avoid

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


  • Are These 7 Housing Stocks Fairly Priced?

    By Maxwell Fisher - November 26, 2012 | Tickers: HOV, LOW, MGM, PENN, TRLA, WMS, Z

    Home prices in the United States have seen a broad increase in the last few months. There are many ways to play a housing recovery. Investors could consider homebuilders, home-improvement retailers, or online real estate search stocks Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) or Trulia (NYSE: TRLA) as turn-around plays. Which, if any, represent the best investments for a recovering housing market?

    Homebuilder Confidence

    The real estate market in the United States seems more »

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