Toll Brothers, Inc.

  • 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 »

  • Is This the Beginning of the Housing Slowdown?

    By Reuben Brewer - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: ARPI, SBY, TOL

    Housing starts and existing home sales stalled in June. Are rising mortgage rates and the institutionalization of the single-family home market starting to take a toll or is this just a pause?

    The country's housing market has a disproportionate impact on the economy. That was on clear display during the 2007 to 2009 recession. Over the last few months, it looked like things were improving here. However, that was more »

  • This Home Builder Is a Good Buy

    By Tanya Kanodia - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, TMHC, TOL

    In the recent past, demand for housing has been suddenly gushing in, and home builders are rushing to capitalize on the opportunity. The supplies of existing homes continue to decline and new orders are coming in. After the recession in 2008, the housing industry is witnessing a boom again. I see a great deal of investment opportunities available in the market. And Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL) is certainly one of 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 »

  • Consumer Borrowing Is up, Stick to These High-End Players

    By Reuben Brewer - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: AXP, MA, TOL

    “Consumer borrowing in the U.S. climbed in May by the most in a year,” according to Bloomberg. Credit cards, school loans, and automobile loans led the list. While increased spending, particularly using debt, is a good sign, rising rates could materially alter this trend. Stick to higher-end players like American Express (NYSE: AXP) and Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL).

    Spending Again

    Americans appear to be spending again. That's a 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 »

  • 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 »)

  • A Niche Market Success Story

    By Usman Ghani - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: MTH, SPF, TOL

    The housing markets still have room to run as the economic recovery of the country continues. What investors need is a company that can promise sustained growth in the coming years and for that purpose, I have selected a company known as Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL). Toll Brothers designs, build and markets attached and detached homes in luxury residential communities. Let’s analyze why the company is positioned for growth 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 »

  • Can Zuckerberg Run an Opera House?

    By Gerelyn Terzo - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, FB, TOL

    In the 1800s, opera houses didint' fetch the types of donations they attract today. To make it work, opera houses had to color outside the lines. According to an account on the PBS website, famous Italian composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini, an 18th century composer who orchestrated dozens of operas, turned to the most unlikely places to generate enough profits to keep a floundering opera house afloat -- casinos. 

    Rossini operated an 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • How to Play the Housing Market Recovery

    By Yaniv Hirsch - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, TOL

    Home-builder stocks soared in 2012 and early this year but have since leveled off their earlier peak. The housing market is sure going to meet a bumpy road before full recovery is achieved; therefore, I believe there is money to be made. But finding good housing stocks is like finding a needle in a haystack.

    A bumpy road to recovery

    In April, sales of new single-family houses hit a seasonally more »

  • With Rates on the Rise, Is It Time To Flip Housing Stocks?

    By Jason Hall - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, MTH, PHM, TOL

    Mortgage rates increased more than 1/2% this week to 4.46%, the largest weekly increase in more than a quarter-century and the highest rate in 2 years. This is on top of revised economic data showing that the US economy grew at a much slower rate during the first quarter than previously thought, and what appears to be a slowing of hiring, and a stagnation in unemployment claims that more »

  • Why Cyclicality Is Less of an Issue for This Home Builder

    By Mark Lin - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, PHM, TOL

    Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL), the leading luxury home builder in the U.S. with an average home price exceeding half a million dollars, serves a wide variety of home buyers. It serves move-up, empty-nester and active-adult buyers; and has the financial strength to weather downturns.

    Diversified product portfolio reduces dependence on any single customer segment

    Toll Brothers is diversified across various customer segments, unlike most other home builders, which target more »

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