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  • Report boosts homebuilder shares Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 1:39 PM ET

    The Commerce Department report shows that housing starts last month increased 20.2 percent for the month, to an annual rate of 1.14 million homes. "The housing market comes back in the spring, is what realtors always say, and boy is this true today," said Christopher Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG Union Bank, in a note to clients. The report helped lift...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- U.S. housing starts jumped to their highest level in nearly 7-1/ 2 years in April and building permits soared, hopeful signs for an economy that is struggling to regain strong momentum after a dismal first quarter. "The stronger starts and permits data suggests that some real gauges of economic activity may finally be starting to accelerate...

  • Wal-Mart Stores fell after reporting weak sales and a drop in quarterly earnings, a result of raises for workers and a rising dollar squeezing its profits. Wal-Mart's stock sank $3.49, or 4 percent, to $76.43. "But it hasn't felt like it," said Hank Smith, chief investment officer at Haverford Trust.

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Top U.S. hedge fund management firms, including Dan Loeb's Third Point LLC and Farallon Capital Management, trimmed some of their equity exposure in eBay Inc, but kept high positions in the e-commerce company's shares during the first quarter, according to regulatory filings. MD Sass Investors Services Inc liquidated its position in eBay,...

  • *Visa, MasterCard rise as China opportunity seen. Visa gained as much as 7.1 percent to hit a record of $69.98, while MasterCard came shy of its all-time high, after China said it would open up its market to foreign firms for clearing domestic bank card transactions. MasterCard rose as much as 5.3 percent to $92.43.

  • April 22- D.R. Horton Inc's quarterly results gave a strong indication that first-time home buyers are finally returning to the market as home ownership in the United States becomes cheaper than renting. D.R. Horton said sales to this demographic tripled in the quarter ended March 31, helped by more relaxed mortgage rules and rising confidence in the wider...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- U.S. home resales surged to their highest level in 18 months in March as more homes came on the market, a sign of strength in housing ahead of the spring selling season. The fairly upbeat report from the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday implied the economy was regaining some momentum after hitting a speed bump at the start of the...

  • April 22- D.R. Horton Inc, the largest U.S. homebuilder, reported its slowest growth in average selling prices in over three years and the company forecast a drop in gross margins for the current quarter as it sells more lower-priced homes. D.R. Horton said sales in its lower-margin' Express' homes business, which caters mainly to first-time home buyers, are expected...

  • April 22- D.R. Horton Inc, the largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a 30 percent jump in orders as the spring selling season got off to a strong start. "The spring selling season at D.R. Horton is off to a strong start... The company's net income rose to $147.9 million, or 40 cents per share, in the quarter ended March 31, from $131 million, or 38 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • April 22- D.R. Horton Inc, the largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a 38 percent rise in quarterly revenue and a 30 percent jump in orders as the spring selling season got off to a strong start. Homebuilding revenue rose to $2.32 billion from $1.68 billion as homes sold rose 33 percent to 8,243.. The company's net income rose to $147.9 million, or 40 cents per share, in the...

  • These companies are the real earnings bellwethers Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Traders gather at the post that trades IBM on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 20, 2014.

    Investors long looked to Alcoa and Intel as earnings bellwethers, but that view is outdated. These companies are the best read on earnings.

  • First-time home buyer is back. How to trade it Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    D.R. Horton bargain home in Houston.

    The first time home buyer is coming back big this spring as mortgage rates fall and rents increase, according to Wall Street research.

  • Early movers: MRH, JCI, DHI, PHG, TEVA, CVC & more Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- U.S. home resales rebounded modestly in February against the backdrop of a persistent shortage of properties on the market, a trend that could undermine the spring selling season. The Fed singled out housing as a sector that remains slow, and it still is, but that doesn't mean the Fed shouldn't hike rates, "said Joel Naroff, chief economist at...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- U.S. home resales rebounded modestly in February as a persistent shortage of properties on the market spurred the biggest price jump in a year, a trend that could undermine the spring selling season. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday that existing home sales rose 1.2 percent to an annual rate of 4.88 million units.

  • Lennar Corp, Toll Brothers Inc and KB Home, among the top six builders, together reported an average 19 percent increase in orders in the latest quarter, up from 3.3 percent in the same period last year. Lennar, the No.2 U.S. homebuilder after D.R. Horton Inc, said on Thursday it expected single-family housing starts and permits to rebound "shortly".

  • Builders offer assurance after Lumber Liquidators scare Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 10:35 AM ET
    New home sales construction

    The nation's largest home builders have been quick to check and recheck their flooring lines after Lumber Liquidators mess.

  • 11 companies that are growing like weeds Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:25 AM ET
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    These 11 companies in the S&P 500 have posted impressive and accelerating growth, USA Today reports.

  • Here’s what to buy on market’s latest Fed tantrum Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 12:48 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen during a Fed meeting in December 2013.

    Remember the infamous "taper tantrum" of 2013? You should.

  • Early movers: GM, RTI, AMZN, AAPL, BBRY & more Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 7:58 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.