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DR Horton fell$. 21 or. 9 percent, to $23.78. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 29 or 6.7 percent, to $4.02. Lennar Corp. fell$. 63 or 1.5 percent, to $41.68.
DR Horton fell$. 11 or. 5 percent, to $23.88. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 21 or 4.9 percent, to $4.10. Lennar Corp. fell$. 36 or. 9 percent, to $41.95.
DR Horton rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $24.02. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 13 or 3.0 percent, to $4.18. Lennar Corp. rose$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $42.49.
If there is a Santa rally this year, it may not be quite the smooth ride higher many expected for stocks just a few weeks ago, according to some strategists.
Lennar's earnings beat on Wednesday, with fairly big numbers, will help the bull argument.
U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, after the European Central Bank cut its key interest rate.
The New York real estate market is hot, hot, hot but get ready — it could pop at any minute, says hedge-fund manager Todd Schoenberger.
Hedge-fund manager Todd Schoenberger once said "Homeownership is for suckers." It's way beyond that now, he says.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open as caution sets in ahead of this week's key risk events.
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After a rough week, 6 IPOs priced at sensible levels, and a big rally in three new offerings have greatly reduced the anxiety.
When Box announced its IPO filing, it was immediately noted that the money it's looking to raise is about what it recorded as a loss.
There's more at play in the recent housing setback than just this winter's frozenomics, home builder Ara Hovnanian tells CNBC.
In this week's Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog—get a Warren Buffett rewind, Carl Icahn unleashed and maybe meet the next WhatsApp disruptor.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street on Wednesday.
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Warmer weather could get more people out looking, but potentially higher monthly payments create a major hurdle to purchasing.
The Fed put is still very much alive. That, bulls argue, will be a major underpinning for stocks in 2014.
Some of Thursday's midday movers: