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  • Shares of PulteGroup Inc. and Meritage Homes Corp. were hit particularly hard after they reported disappointing first-quarter results Thursday. PulteGroup's stock shed $1.52, or 7 percent, to $20.17 in afternoon trading. Elsewhere, shares of Beazer Homes USA Inc. fell 47 cents, or 2.5 percent, to $17.68.

  • 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".

  • It's all about Fed, but watch for these flareups Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 6:46 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The Fed in the coming week may finally signal it's on a course to raise rates, and anticipation of a change in its zero-rate policy has been sending ripples through markets.

  • 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.

  • Your first trade for Wednesday, March 4 Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

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

  • Midday movers: Boeing, Kate Spade, Viacom & more Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:18 PM ET
    NYSE New York Stock Exchange Wall Street

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • Home builder sentiment edges lower in January Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 9:59 AM ET
    A worker guides a section of a new home into place at the Toll Brothers Baker Ranch community development in Lake Forest, California, Feb. 11, 2014.

    The index of home builder sentiment fell just one point in January to 57 from an upwardly-revised December reading.

  • Your first trade for Tuesday Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 5:58 PM ET
    Fast Money Final Trade: FXC, EWZ, M, TLT

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

  • UPDATE 3-Lennar to Houston: We have a problem Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    Jan 15- Lennar Corp, the second-largest U.S. homebuilder by the number of homes sold, said it expects 2015 margins to be squeezed as falling oil prices hurt demand in Houston, a city heavily dependent on the energy sector. The warning overshadowed a 50 percent jump in quarterly profit and pushed Lennar's shares down as much as 9 percent. Houston accounted for about...

  • Midday movers: Credit Suisse, UBS, Citigroup & more Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    Wall Street subway station NYSE

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • Jan 15- Lennar Corp, the second-largest U.S. homebuilder by the number of homes sold, reported its first fall in quarterly margins in three years and forecast a further drop in 2015 as costs rise. The warning overshadowed a 50 percent jump in quarterly profit and pushed Lennar's shares down as much as 4.3 percent in morning trading on Thursday.

  • Surprise franc move plays havoc with Swiss stocks Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:20 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 15, 2014.

    The Swiss stock market is down about 10 percent after the Swiss National Bank scrapped its cap on the franc against the euro.

  • Lennar profit beats on strong home sales Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    A sign advertising available homes is posted at a housing development in Dublin, California.

    Lennar reported a better-than-expected 50 percent jump in quarterly profit as it sold more homes at higher prices.

  • Jan 15- Lennar Corp, the second largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a better-than-expected 50 percent jump in quarterly profit as it sold more homes at higher prices. Lennar's shares rose 1.6 percent to $46.49 in premarket trading on Thursday. Net income attributable to Lennar rose to $245.3 million, or $1.07 per share, from $164.1 million, or 73 cents per share, a...

  • Cramer's guide to a treacherous trader's market Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 6:14 PM ET
    Sailboat in rough seas

    One minute it's up, the next minute it's down. Jim Cramer gives two important tips for navigating the rough seas of a volatile market.

  • US stocks end modestly lower after rally fizzles Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 4:53 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks rose Tuesday after aluminum-producer Alcoa delivers earnings and revenue that topped expectations.

  • *KB Home forecasts drop in gross margins. Shares of homebuilders fell 1.5 percent after KB Home forecast a drop in gross margins for the first quarter. Homebuilder stocks had been up earlier in the session, but KB Home dropped 16.3 percent to $13.87, its biggest percentage fall since 1992..

  • How and why the market reversed so sharply Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 4:05 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    What seems to be happening is that the market is starting to price in more risk, and a potential earnings slowdown.

  • Jan 13- KB Home, the No. 5 U.S. homebuilder, said it expected a "significant" drop in gross margins in the quarter ending Feb. 28, sending down its shares along with those of its competitors. "We do not expect to reach our housing gross profit margin goal of 20 percent in 2015," Chief Executive Jeff Mezger said on a conference call. "The inland areas of California were quite a...

  • *Materials drag, led by Freeport McMoran. Copper prices dropped further below $6,000 per tonne to their weakest level in more than five years, while oil prices extended losses in U.S. afternoon trading. So it's this fear of lower commodity prices leading to global deflation which is leading this nervousness, "said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at...