PulteGroup, Inc.

  • 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 »

  • Why is it The Right Time to Invest in These Builders

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: NVR, PHM, TMHC

    Sales for newly built homes in the U.S. have increased 8.3% month-over-month to 497,000 units in June. An improving housing market and availability of different financing options, has led to a dramatic increase in the demand for new homes. Buyers who had previously delayed their home purchases are now motivated to buy, before home prices and interest rates rise in the future. High rental occupancy and rising 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 »

  • Three Heavily Sold off Companies That Could Offer Chance for Profit

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: PHM, STX, V

    Always on the lookout for the best deals in the market, I like to start with the month's biggest decliners to see if the market has overreacted in any way, selling off a company that does not deserve it.

    There are always some interesting opportunities but last month presented some very interesting contrarian plays.

    What's on offer?

    First up, down 5.3% during the past month is Visa 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Buying Low and Selling High Works for Both Investors and Companies

    By Mark Lin - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: PHM, TOL, TPH

    Everyone knows that the winning formula for success in both equity and property markets is to buy low and sell high. But this is often easier said than done. Timing is of the essence here. Anyone who bought a basket of diversified stocks in mid-2009, would have most probably more than doubled his money, notwithstanding his stock picking skills.

    The same applies for homebuilders established after the Global Financial Crisis 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Is PulteGroup a Bargain Here?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, PHM, TOL

    Attempting to figure out homebuilders and the future direction of their stock prices is no easy task. In this article, we’ll focus on industry trends and PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM). Many investors say it doesn’t matter what company you focus on because they all generally trade together. 

    Industry trends

    Mortgage rates are increasing at a rapid rate. The 30-year fixed was at 3.93% just one week ago, and more »

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