Tag Archives: Homebuilding stocks
A typical analysis from policy makers, like the Federal Reserve, points out that activity in the housing market has declined so far this year; but that assertion focuses primarily on housing starts. A more complete picture from the national data … Continue reading
Meritage reported 18Q1 diluted EPS of $0.65 per share, down from $1.07 last year, but a penny ahead of consensus estimates. Home closing revenue declined 4% to $698.7 million, as a 2% increase in unit closings was more than offset … Continue reading
It has certainly been a rough year for homebuilding stocks, but not nearly so bad for the housing market. The Lark Research Homebuilder Stock Price Index, an equal weighted average of eleven publicly-traded homebuilder stocks, was down 29.2% year-to-date through December 7. By comparison, the S&P 500 has declined 1.5% and the Russell 2000 has declined 5.7%. Continue reading
The rate of growth in housing production decelerated modestly in 18Q1, but growth in new home sales remained solid. In 18Q1 conference calls, builders said that the housing market remains strong, with gains in jobs and wages and limited inventories … Continue reading
Housing market activity has strengthened in recent months. This has raised the hope of another leg up in the recovery. Yet, investors are still skeptical about the industry’s future prospects.
KB Home (KBH) was the sixth largest builder in the U.S. in 2016, according to Builder Magazine. The company operates in four regions, nine states and 39 metropolitan markets. It generates most of its sales in California, with operations in … Continue reading
Homebuilding stocks have been crushed since the beginning of the year and especially over the past few weeks. The Lark Research Homebuilder Stock Price Index, (an equal-weighted price-only weekly index of the share prices of 12 publicly-traded homebuilders, rebalanced at … Continue reading