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  • 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 »

  • Housing News – Pending Home Sales Slip in June

    By Malcolm Manness - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: HD, MTH, RYL, TOL

    Pending home sales contracts fell slightly in June, from the prior months more than 6-year high. It is thought that the recent rise in mortgage rates is having a a dampening affect on sales. Rates have risen almost a full percentage point since May.

    The NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index decreased 0.4 percent to 110.9, according to today’s report by the National Association of Realtors®. May 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Home Builders Rise as Housing Recovery Presses On

    By Kyle Colona - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: LEN, RYL, TOL

    Several news sources recently reported that the confidence of US home builders surged in June – a signal that the housing market recovery is gaining ground.

    A consensus of home builders believe conditions for new construction are favorable for the first time since the housing market tanked seven long years ago. This green shoot of optimism was recently reported by the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index more »

  • US Homebuilders: Gaining Momentum?

    By Vanina Egea - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: LEN, MTH, RYL

    The US housing market seems to be recovering amid low mortgage rates and an improving job market that is helping the economy to recover from the financial meltdown. Housing prices have increased dramatically and some analysts are fearful that this will lead into another housing bubble. Property prices increased almost 11% in March 2013 over the past year according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, the biggest more »

  • Billionaire Ken Fisher’s Small Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: CAB, DPZ, PRXL, SIVB, RYL

    Our analysis of quarterly 13F filings has shown that on average, the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year (learn more about our small cap strategy). We think that this is because small cap stocks tend to receive less attention from most institutional investors and the financial media, and so, are more likely to be either undervalued or more »

  • Billionaire Ken Fisher’s Small Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: CAB, DPZ, PRXL, SIVB, RYL

    Our analysis of quarterly 13F filings has shown that on average the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year (learn more about our small cap strategy). We think that this is because small cap stocks tend to receive less attention from most institutional investors and the financial media, and so are more likely to be either undervalued or more »

  • Is This Home Building Stock Still a Buy?

    By Mike Thiessen - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, MTH, SPF, RYL

    Standard Pacific (NYSE: SPF) has been involved in home building and home financing since 1965. It has one of the most diversified home building operations across the country. Specializing in constructing and selling attached as well as detached homes for single families, Standard Pacific has been demonstrating sustainable superior performance for over five decades.

    The company has almost doubled its market capitalization since June of last year. Standard Pacific’s more »

  • Betting on the Home Builders: Is It too Late?

    By Marshall Hargrave - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, MTH, NVR, PHM, RYL

    The home builders have been on a tear since last month, and for good reason. Employment is rising and credit is loosening, which means more people are buying and building homes. Housing starts were up 27.5% year-over-year for 2012, and S&P Economics is expecting housing starts to rise another 34.6% in 2013.  As a result of these solid housing numbers, all the major home builders have been more »
  • With All the Weeds Pulled Out of the Mortgage Patch, This ETF May Bloom

    By Jeff Stouffer - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: MCY, ORI, RDN, KME, RYL

    Talk to any mortgage loan officer today and he/she will still think that he/she will be accused of being one of the bad guys that caused the triggering event of the financial industry's problems. Now that sweeping regulations and reform are well underway, the mortgage loan officer that still works in this field will no longer have the curved, waxed mustache and black cape.

    Home mortgages are more »

  • A New Homebuilder Is Coming to the Neighborhood

    By Alex Gray - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, PICO, RYL

    PICO Holdings (NASDAQ: PICO) subsidiary UCP filed a Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 4. According to the filing, UCP intends to raise approximately $125 million from the offering. The number of shares being offered and the amount of ownership that PICO will retain in UCP after the offering remain unclear. 

    Timing is everything

    From what's known, the timing of the announcement appears more »

  • Are You Foolish About Home Builders?

    By Holly Thompson - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, KBH, PHM, RYL

    The United States has experienced more residential home building procedures recently than it has in the last few years. It is not as prominent as what it experienced in the past before the recession hit but the growth in the market is still strong. In fact, it is estimated that the total number of residential home construction permits that have been issued in the United States has increased to rates more »

  • There is About to be a New Homebuilder on the Block

    By Alex Gray - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, PICO, PHM, RYL, TOL

    PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PICO) subsidiary, UCP, LLC, filed a Form S-1 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 4, 2013. According to the filing, the UCP intends to raise approximately $125 million from the offering. The offering is not clear as to the number of shares being offered or what the ownership of UCP by PICO will be after the offering.

    Timing is Everything

    What more »

  • Explosive Gains in the New Building Boom

    By Ken McGaha - March 27, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, KBH, PHM, RYL

    Housing is coming back in a big way! Residential builders have been off the radar for most people as potential investments for the last five years. Since bottoming in September 2011, the stocks and prospects for residential construction firms have been on a steady rise. These businesses currently offer an excellent opportunity to investors who act now to receive exceptional returns for the next three to five years as this more »

  • Why Pigs Will Get Slaughtered in Homebuilder Stocks

    By Jordan Wathen - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, DHI, HD, RYL, TOL

    Cyclical stocks are the toughest to call, since they rely on multiyear cycles of upturns and downturns. Rising employment, home prices, and low rates are fueling a rebound in American home prices. In some areas, real estate is so supply-constrained that bidding wars are back. Look at Phoenix, for example.

    What's good for homeowners might not be so good for investors. Companies like Toll Brothers, D.R. Horton, Ryland more »

  • Who Wins in the Housing Comeback?

    By Nate Wooley - January 24, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, PHM, RYL

    Home construction is coming back. This is one of my most deeply held beliefs. I hold this as truth because I believe that the American economy is coming back in 2013. The only thing holding back construction right now is the still shaky confidence of the American home buying public and how much the idiots in Congress delay the recovery (perhaps a discussion for another time).

    So when the economy more »

  • Housing: 3 Stocks to Buy, 1 to Avoid

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

     

     
     
  • 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 »

  • Superior Fundamentals = Superior Returns

    By William Bias - September 22, 2012 | Tickers: DHI, NVR, PHM, RYL

    When you buy a share of stock you are buying a share of a business enterprise and becoming part owner. Over the long term the business fundamentals and price paid are what determines your long-term investment returns.

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