Lennar Corp

  • Shareholders Have Oversold Lennar

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: JEC, LEN, PHM

    If you thought all construction stocks have taken off to a price that couldn't possibly be justified, take a look at this undervalued gem. It could be your ticket to investing in the construction business and securing the returns that you demand of each and every company that is worthy of your portfolio. Is the run-up in price of every construction stock justified? No! But this one has fallen more »

  • 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 »

  • Are Home Builders Ripe For Investment?

    By Bob Ciura - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: LEN, PHM, TOL

    As the economy in the United States continues its gradual recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression, investors are on the lookout for promising opportunities.

    One market in particular that has showed strength is the housing market. As Americans slowly shored up their balance sheets, and as mortgage rates sunk to historically low levels, housing activity picked up. This has led to a noticeable improvement in housing-related economic more »

  • Capitalising on Surging New Home Sales

    By Piyush Arora - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, PHM

    Thanks to the Fed’s liquidity injections in a low interest rate environment, the housing market has been nurtured back to health. Investors are willing to invest in real estate again, which is why new home sales recently reached their 5-year highs. Now that the kogs are finally in motion, analysts estimate that the overall demand for new homes in the U.S to increase by 8-10% in FY14. So 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Why Investing in These 2 Homebuilders Is a Good Idea

    By Shweta Dubey - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, PHM

    Thanks to recovery in the U.S. housing market, the housing industry will witness an upsurge in growth in the years to come.

    The nation's demand for homes will range between 1.2 million to 1.5 million a year, and home builders are gearing up to fulfill the demand. The companies discussed in this article are all from housing industry, and they are capitalizing on the market’s more »

  • Mortgages and Housing: We're Back in Business!

    By John Moore - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: JPM, LEN, WFC

    America's big banks are having quite a second quarter. The second-quarter earnings reports show both investors and banking customers are looking for answers on how the rise in interest rates will shape the country's economic expansion. The two American bellwether banks, JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) have performed well in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase had a 31% quarterly profit surge while Wells Fargo 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 »

  • 4 Reasons to Build Your Portfolio With This Stock

    By Chad Henage - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, PHM, TOL

    It’s rare when you come across a situation where a company is perfectly positioned to benefit from a turnaround in an industry. For the last few years, there has been a steady improvement in the housing market. Though there have been doubters along the way, many home builders have been reporting strong growth for multiple quarters. Even today, there are doubts as mortgage rates have risen and pundits are more »

  • Which Housing Stock Is Right for You?

    By Justin Carley - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LEN, PHM, SHW

    Housing is clearly on the mend. In fact, it is finally starting to realize the kind of bounce one would expect following the worst collapse since the Great Depression. For those tempted to be swayed by the increasing description of the current recovery as a bubble, I present the following chart on single-family new home sales. 

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    The easy money has clearly been made on most of the housing related plays more »

  • 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 »

  • Is the Housing Recovery Near Its End?

    By Lior Cohen - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: LEN, PHM, WFC

    The recovery of the housing market has benefited not only home builders but also banks. But the recent developments in the mortgage markets might cool down the housing market and bring its rally to a halt. One of the main factors that could affect this market is the next step of the Federal Reserve. Let’s analyze the recent developments in the housing market and see if it might see more »

  • The Great Unanswered Question

    By Chad Henage - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, PHM, TOL

    I hate it when I’m looking at an earnings report and I’m left with a big unanswered question. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what investors have been getting from PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM). Each time the company reports earnings, they report numbers like revenue growth, backlog growth, margins, and balance sheet strength. However, there is one number that is left out, and that is the all important cancellation rate. What more »

  • 5 Reasons To Send This Stock Home

    By Chad Henage - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, PHM, TOL

    I’ve written for over a year about the improvement in the housing market. Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL) and Lennar (NYSE: LEN) have been two of my best performing calls on Motley Fool CAPS. These companies have huge potential and seem to be in an excellent position to post gains for investors for years to come. As the economy continues to recover, there is good reason to expect continued growth 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 »

  • This Won’t Take a Toll on Your Portfolio

    By Chad Henage - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, PHM, TOL

    If the housing recovery continues to gain strength, there might not be a better investment than Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL). In a twisted way, Toll benefited greatly from the Great Recession, as other high-end homebuilders failed. With the economy improving, and homebuilders seeing strong growth, Toll has essentially emerged as the best premium homebuilder left. The company has been consistently outperforming its peers, and based on Toll’s last earnings more »

  • Insiders Are Bullish About These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, AGCO, BF-B, LEN, TIVO

    According to our review of studies on insider trading, stocks bought by insiders tend to narrowly outperform the market.

    We think that this is because company insiders, by buying stock, are increasing their company-specific risk rather than diversifying their wealth- something that economic theory suggests should only occur when they are particularly confident in the business’s prospects. While it’s impossible to imitate every insider purchase, it can be more »

  • $2 Million in Insider Buying at 3 Large Companies

    By John Macris - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, ACN, LEN

    One of my weekly rituals is to study insider activity through the SEC’s Form 4 filings.

    Corporate executives and board members (“insiders”) are required to fully disclose their stock purchases pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

    Whether you are taking a sector view or considering investment in a single company, learning to read the SEC filings can be a powerful more »

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