Long-Term Housing Data Paints Rosy Picture For Homebuilders

From Jill Mislinski: Yesterday we reported separately on the latest residential building permits and housing starts in the government's monthly report, courtesy of the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Despite the fact that both are monthly SAAR series (seasonally adjusted annualized rate), they are exceptionally volatile and subject to extensive revisions. Thus it is unwise to assign much credibility to a single month.
NYSE:XHB February 17, 2017 10:02am

Real Estate ETFs In Focus As Homebuilder Earnings Loom

From Zacks: The housing sector appears in great shape if we look at the recently released earnings. However, the recent volley of data points tells another story. Both existing and new home sales dropped in December with the former seeing a 2.8% decline and the latter witnessing a 10.4% plunge from November.
NYSE:XHB February 1, 2017 8:50am

Amid Rising Rates, November’s Housing Starts Come In Very Weak

November's housing starts numbers came in weaker than expected in November, in perhaps the first signal that rapidly rising interest rates are starting to negatively affect the real estate industry.
NYSE:XHB December 16, 2016 9:12am

Housing Data, Changing Demographics Bode Well For Home Builders

From Jocelynn Smith: October showed some signs of life in the American dream, if you consider owning a home the core of the American dream.
NYSE:XHB November 27, 2016 10:22am

Homebuilder ETFs Surge on Strong July New Home Sales Data

Today's July new home sales numbers came in much better than analysts had expected, and the two largest homebuilder ETFs are flying higher as a result.
NYSE:ITB August 23, 2016 10:28am

April New Home Sales Drop 6.0% Month-over-Month, Worse Than Forecast

real estateJill Mislinski:  This morning's release of the May New Home Sales from the Census Bureau came in at 551K, down 6.0% month-over-month from a revised 586K in April. Seasonally adjusted estimates for February and March were revised. The Investing.com forecast was for 560K.
NYSE:IYR June 23, 2016 12:33pm

The Housing Sector Is Waving Red Flags

red flag modeChad Shoop:  “Looks like we are done swimming for the day,” my son said as the lifeguard put up two red flags to tell everyone the beach was closed. “Why did they close the beach?”
NYSE:HBZ May 5, 2016 3:24pm

Lennar Corporation, KB Home, PulteGroup, Inc.: Are U.S. Homebuilder Stocks About To Go Vertical?

homebuildersBob Ciura:  On the whole, the homebuilding industry is the United States is doing well.
NYSE:XHB May 4, 2016 3:08pm

Home Price Rose 5% Year-over-Year In July; Growth Is Mostly In The West

real estateDoug Short:  With this morning's release of the July S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price we learned that seasonally adjusted home prices for the benchmark 20-city index were down fractionally month over month for the third consecutive month at -0.2%.
NYSE:IYR September 29, 2015 3:25pm

The Construction Sector Is Still Rallying [SPDR S&P Homebuilders (ETF), iShares Dow Jones US Home Const. (ETF)]

homebuildersTyler Laundon: The U.S. construction and housing market has officially moved from recovery mode to growth mode. That’s the story behind the latest data releases. And many industry-related stocks are rallying.
NYSE:ITB July 20, 2015 3:26pm

New Residential Building Permits Rise 10.1% In April [Dow Jones Industrial Average, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust]

homebuildersDoug Short: The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have now published their findings for April new residential building permits.
NYSE:IYR May 19, 2015 12:46pm

Homebuilder ETFs Piling Up Gains On Upbeat Earnings [PulteGroup, Inc., D.R. Horton, Inc., Lennar Corporation]

homebuildersThe homebuilding space has been on a tear to start 2015 on steady economic growth, a healing job market, growing consumer confidence, moderating home prices and, of course, low interest rates prevailing in the U.S.  To add to the excitement,
NYSE:ITB February 2, 2015 5:32pm

This Housing Chart Destroys The Arguments Of The Economic Optimists

real estateDid you know that the rate of homeownership in the United States has fallen to a 20 year low?  Did you know that it has been falling consistently for an entire decade?  For the past couple of years, the economic optimists
NYSE:IYR February 1, 2015 9:40pm

Big Banks Signal Opportunity In These Sectors [Wells Fargo & Co, D.R. Horton, Inc., Whirlpool Corporation, Office Depot Inc]

bank1Marshall Hargrave:  Buried in the dour earnings reports from big banks last week are some surprising clues to investing opportunities in three sectors that are poised to move higher. 
NYSE:XHB January 21, 2015 4:28pm

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