For homebuilders, any further drop in inventories may mean it's time to get busy and start ramping up construction activity. Rising animal spirits in the housing sector, which have been long anticipated, may soon be at hand. And that PHLX Housing Sector Index may finally start to march upward.
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Homebuilder stocks may be rising today, but two analysts remain cautious about buying further into the sector.
New homes aren't selling, new delinquencies are rising, and inventories of existing homes are way too high...Some analysts out there think that some builders are well-positioned to profit going forward.
Stocks ended mixed as the Dow's rally skidded to a halt as retailers reported weaker-than-expected December sales. Verizon and Travelers slid, while Microsoft gained.
Stocks traded mixed Thursday as technology stocks rose and retailers skidded following weaker-than-expected December sales. Verizon skidded, while Microsoft gained.
Stocks advanced after a handful of upbeat economic reports Thursday. John Buckingham, chief portfolio manager at Al Frank Asset Management and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management shared their best plays.
Single-family home prices dipped in July, and are seen stabilizing near the lows without the homebuyer tax credit that ended in April, according to Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price indexes. What does this mean for the overall housing market? Josh Levin, homebuilding analyst at Citi, shared his outlook.
U.S. home loan demand fell for a third week, though fixed mortgage rates slid near all-time lows. More information on the housing sector will be learned throughout this week. Buck Horne, housing and real estate analyst at Raymond James shared his insights on the sector.
Economic conditions are very tough for homebuilders. Is a wave of mergers coming to this sector?
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Sales of new homes in May fell to the lowest level ever, so why did the Homebuilders ETF close higher on Wednesday.
With BP, financial regulation and Europe the last thing this market needs is a new headwind. But one may be brewing, nonetheless.
Housing starts rebounded more than expected, while permits fell slightly less than forecast. Does this signal a housing market recovery—and hopes for home builders? Megan Talbott McGrath, home builder analyst at Barclays Capital, and Paul Puryear, director of real estate research at Raymond James, discussed their sector outlooks.
November's disappointing new home sales data didn't cause widespread pessimism on home builder stocks. David Urani of Wall Street Strategies and Steve Kim of Alpine Mutual Funds are still bullish on the sector, and think it's a good place to invest in 2010.
With housing starts out on Wednesday, how should you game the homebuilders?
The Dow fell on Tuesday, despite a steep decline in the price of oil. Also investors hammered energy and materials companies. Has the commodity bubble popped?
The Dow tumbled on Friday after a warning by computer maker Dell that companies worldwide are cutting back on technology spending spooked the tech sector.
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