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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.
*Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stocks surged on Monday, with the Nasdaq closing at a 14- year high as increasing homebuilder confidence and hopes for receding tensions in Russia gave investors reasons to make bigger bets on the equity market.
*Russia: Humanitarian convoy issue resolved, but no cease-fire. NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stocks surged on Monday, with the Dow up roughly 1 percent and the Nasdaq at a 14- year high as increasing homebuilder confidence and hopes for receding tensions between Russia and Ukraine brightened investors' view of the outlook for equities.
Some of Monday's midday movers:
Companies like Chipotle and Philip Morris have been discussing price hikes that would give bottom lines a whole new driver. USAT reports.
*D.R. Horton shares down 10 pct, PulteGroup down 3 pct. July 24- D.R. Horton Inc, the No.1 U.S. homebuilder, said it had to offer discounts in the third quarter to boost sales in Chicago, a particularly bleak spot in a weak U.S. housing market.
July 24- U.S. homebuilder PulteGroup Inc reported a 15 percent rise in quarterly profit as it sold homes at higher prices, but said orders fell 2.2 percent. Net income rose to $41.9 million, or 11 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $36.4 million, or 9 cents per share, a year earlier.
Even as traders monitor the world's hot spots, corporate earnings news could be a positive for stocks in the week ahead.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Some of Monday's midday movers:
A reconstitution of the Russell Indexes occurs at the close of Wall Street trading Friday, reflective of the growth vs. value debate.
Consumer confidence at highest level since January 2008. WASHINGTON, June 24- U.S. consumer confidence jumped to its highest level in nearly 6-1/ 2 years in June and sales of new homes surged in May, the latest signs that the economy has regained momentum.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers.
*Wisconsin Energy to buy Integrys for $9.1 bln. Financial data firm Markit's Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for the euro zone fell more than expected, though the HSBC/ Markit Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose into expansion territory for the first time in six months.
Americans increasingly say they prefer to live near the centers of cities and towns, but it carries a costly trade-off.
For the second year in a row, selling in May hasn't panned out the way people thought it would.
Looking ahead to the summer housing season, with Bill Pulte, Pulte Capital Partners CEO. He says the spring season came late, but it's been strong.
*Hewlett-Packard's revenue misses Wall St estimates. Among momentum names, noted for high growth and perceptions of excessive valuation, Vertex Pharmaceuticals shares shot up 6 percent to $71.18, while Alexion Pharmaceuticals rose 2.5 percent to $160.48.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
*S&P 500 rises above 1,900 for the first time. NEW YORK, May 13- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 both inching to record levels despite economic data that painted a mixed picture of the economy.