A monthly index of home builder sentiment rose for the fourth straight month in September to the highest reading since November 2005.» Read More
This morning on "Squawk on the Street" Mark Haines and Erin Burnett spoke to Jon Hilsenrath of The Wall Street Journal about his stocks of the week. This is part of our regular "Five for Five" segment, where we give you, the investor, a list of five stocks to keep your eye on.
Stocks suffered their biggest pullback in two months as a disappointing bond auction and a lackluster report on sales of existing homes halted the market's two-day rally.
The U.S. housing market has certainly gone through a rough patch lately--but there is some good news on stronger home sales--as we've reported. The Commerce Department says new U.S. home sales rose 3.4% in November. Analysts were looking for a gain of 1-2%. But new home sales are still down from a year ago by 15.3%. So--are there any good stock recommendations out there?
Stocks fell after trading in a narrow range all day while investors waited for Friday’s jobs report, the last key economic indicator before next week's Federal Reserve meeting.
Good morning. A busy day ahead as we'll certainly focus on the Yahoo management shuffle. The company hands an extended role to its Chief Financial Officer Susan Decker and several top execs will be leaving. Well start with our quote of the day from cartoonist Scott Adams...
Stocks closed higher following mostly positive news about the U.S. economy and gains from several major blue-chip companies.
Is the home building industry starting to bottom? Luxury builder Toll Brothers reported earnings in line with expectations, though guidance for 2007 appears to be below analyst expectations-- assuming certain changes in accounting methods. Cancellations remain high but CEO Robert Toll said some markets "seem to be dancing on the bottom or slightly above."
Toll Brothers, a builder of luxury homes, said fourth-quarter earnings fell amid continuing softness in some of the once-hottest U.S. housing markets.
Sales of new homes fell in October by the largest amount in three months, a fresh sign of the slowdown in the once-hot housing sector.