Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
The Fed put is still very much alive. That, bulls argue, will be a major underpinning for stocks in 2014.
U.S. stocks rose Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P headed to record finishes.
While education appears to be the primary draw for the buyers, many are also concerned about China's political instability, inflation, even pollution.
Pulte CEO Richard Dugas tells CNBC's Diana Olick the pause has been caused by rapidly rising rates and job growth will help the housing market in the long run.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:
Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:
The stocks moving before the bell.
When the Davidsons got their home they had no idea that they had only bought it from the ground up, and their homebuilder kept everything underneath.
What happens if we go past October 17? Markets will certainly move lower, and the downside would likely be another five percent.
Stocks eased off their best levels Monday but still finished sharply higher, boosted by news that Larry Summers had pulled out of the race to be the next head of the Federal Reserve. Still, the Nasdaq finished lower, dragged by sharp losses in Apple.
Pulte Homes is pulling out all the stops to get inside the buyer's mind. It's not that homes are getting bigger, it's that the entry level buyers are not able to move up in this mortgage market, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
Pulte Homes has given an exclusive look to CNBC's Diana Olick at the home of the future.
Pulte Group, one of the largest U.S. home builders, is conducting a unique experiment in hopes of selling more homes.
The relatively sharp jump in interest rates since the beginning of May has taken a toll on the stock market, and analysts see more pain ahead.
A few stocks in the home building space may be bargains, Stuart Frankel's Steve Grasso says.
Partly on an increase in confidence data, home builder stocks are up despite last week's selloff. Analysts Jack Micenko, Susquehanna Financial, and Daniel Oppenheim, Credit Suisse, provide insight.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Stocks finished slightly lower in lackluster trading Friday, extending their losses for a third-straight session. Major indexes posted their first back-to-back weekly losses since late June.
A lean supply of homes for sale is boosting confidence among U.S. home builders, according to a monthly sentiment survey from the National Association of Home Builders.