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  • Sector Snap: Housing stocks tick higher Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Homebuilders were one of the few bright spots during a huge stock sell-off Wednesday, with hopes rising that a rush by investors into the bond market would drive mortgage rates lower. The 10- year Treasury note briefly fell below 2 percent for the first time since June 2013. —Shares of Beazer Homes USA Inc. rose 47 cents, or 2.9 percent, to $16.81.

  • Home builders to woo entry-level buyers: Pro Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 5:15 PM ET
    Workers apply stucco at a housing development under construction in Jupiter, Fla.

    As home builders try to gain more business, more will be going after the entry-level buyer, real estate expert Bradley Hunter told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Indexes added to gains and hit session highs after Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said the central bank should be "exceptionally patient" in removing monetary policy accommodation at a Peterson Institute conference on labor market slack.

  • "This is welcome news in an otherwise mixed outlook," said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial in Chicago. New home sales jumped 18.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units, a second straight monthly gain that took them to the highest level since May 2008, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday.

  • Midday movers: Hasbro, KB Home, Transocean & more Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers.

  • "They are trying to hold in the 1,980 s and not break that support and close below it," said Paul Mendelsohn, chief investment strategist at Windham Financial Services in Charlotte, Vermont.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 24- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes surged in August and hit their highest level in more than six years, offering confirmation that the housing recovery remains on course. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday sales jumped 18.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units.

  • US STOCKS-Housing stocks trim losses after home sales data Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    The PHLX Housing index was down 0.1 percent after earlier falling as much as 1.3 percent on the back of results at KB Home. KB Home fell 6.1 percent to $15.92 following third-quarter earnings and sales that missed expectations. D.R. Horton Inc fell 0.4 percent to $21.20 while Beazer Homes was off 0.7 percent at $17.80.

  • Providing support was a renewed pledge by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to keep monetary policy loose for an extended period to push inflation in the euro zone closer to the targeted two percent level.

  • Providing support was a renewed pledge by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to keep monetary policy loose for an extended period to push inflation in the euro zone closer to the targeted two percent level.

  • Housing market in focus on Wall Street Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 5:49 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher Wall Street open on Wednesday, ahead of further housing market indicators.

  • Midday movers: Apple, Clorox, Yahoo & More Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • Fed hawks and doves could provide rate clarity Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:08 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors may find it time to adjust portfolios as they focus on Fed speakers, economic reports, and the rising U.S. dollar in the week ahead.

  • Analysts forecast crosscurrents for markets Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:28 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors may find it time to adjust portfolios as they focus on Fed speakers, economic reports, and the rising U.S. dollar in the week ahead.

  • Midday movers: DuPont, Kellogg, Lennar, Nike & more Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • Sept 3- Toll Brothers Inc is finally feeling the pinch as a steep rise in home prices discourages even the most affluent Americans from buying its luxury homes. "Even though Toll targets the high-end luxury buyer, pricing has been pushed so high already that at some point the buyer is going to walk away," Morningstar Inc analyst James Krapfel told Reuters.

  • These stocks a 'buy' after new S&P high: Pros Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs and Asian tech name, Baidu were in the "buy" category, while Netflix and utilities exchange-traded fund XLU were among the stocks to "sell."

  • Your first trade for Tuesday Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:16 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Furthermore, the solid activity reported in new construction and by Home Depot Inc in its quarterly report on Tuesday may in part be due to activity delayed by bad weather in the first quarter.

  • Midday movers: Apple, Google, KB Home & more Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers: