KB Home's shares were up sharply on Friday after the company reported better-than-expected first quarter earnings.
The homebuilder posted earnings per share of 8 cents on revenue of $580 million. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected earnings of 2 cents per share on $474.9 million in revenue.
KB Home attributed its strong numbers to more houses sold at higher prices. The company delivered 1,593 homes in the first quarter, about 10 percent higher than a year ago.
Up until Thursday's close the stock was down 13.9 percent this year.
—Reuters contributed to this report.