LEN : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Homebuilders Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 23, 2013
    Homebuilders Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  2. Taper: Will They or Wouldn't They? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 18, 2013
    It???s all about the Fed today, with the central bank???s Taper decision expected to be a close one.
  3. Can't We Stand Prosperity? - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 24, 2013
    Possible near-term congressional actions are likely to create market instability more than anything else.
  4. Short Sellers Increase Stakes in Toll Bros., M/I Homes (MHO, ...

    August 28, 2013
    The short interest moves in residential construction stocks were mixed again during the early weeks of August, as concerns ...
  5. Toll Brothers Delivers Mixed Q3-Buy Or Sell On The News?

    August 22, 2013
    Luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) delivered its Q3 earnings August 21. It was a mixed bag with both positives and ...
  6. Homebuilding Stock Outlook - Aug 2013 - Industry Outlook

    August 22, 2013
    Homebuilding Stock Outlook - Aug 2013 - Industry Outlook
  7. Ryland's Bullish Run Continues - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Ryland Group has been consistently maintaining Zacks Ranks of #1 (Strong Buy) or #2 (Buy) since Feb 2013.
  8. Homebuilder Stocks Surge after Bernanke Comments - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Shares of some top homebuilders jumped on Thursday on Bernanke's comments to keep interest rates low for sometime.
  9. Ryland Upgraded to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ryland to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) on Jul 6.
  10. MDC Holdings Upgraded to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    On Jul 2, Zacks Investment Research upgraded MDC Holdings to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy)
  11. PulteGroup Upped to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    On Jul 2, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pulte to a Zacks Rank #1 as the stock's share price has been on an upswing in ...
  12. KB Home's 2Q Loss Narrows, Revs Jump - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2013
    KB Home's second quarter fiscal 2013 adjusted earnings of 16 cents is a huge improvement over the year-ago adjusted loss ...
  13. Earnings Expectations for the Week of June 24

    June 23, 2013
    Quarterly reports from Nike (NYSE: BBRY) will be among the highlights on the earnings front this week. Here is a quick look ...
  14. Post-Fed, but Pre-Earnings - Earnings Preview

    June 21, 2013
    Post-Fed, but Pre-Earnings - Earnings Preview
  15. Homebuilders Rise on Robust Housing Data - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Shares of some top homebuilding companies traded higher at the close of trading on Monday, Jun 17, buoyed by stronger than ...
  16. Homebuilders Rebound in Thursday Trading - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Shares of some top homebuilding companies jumped during trading session on Thursday as the U.S. new home sales continued ...
  17. Should You Buy This Sector

    March 20, 2013
    The year-long trend of positive data for the homebuilders has finally convinced many that the housing market has bottomed, ...
  18. KB Home Remains Neutral - Analyst Blog

    February 12, 2013
    We maintain a Neutral rating on KB Home (KBH) following appraisal of the second quarter 2012 results. KB Home's adjusted ...
  19. Stock Market News for January 18, 2013 - Market News

    January 18, 2013
    Benchmarks finished in the green on Thursday following better-than-expected data on the housing sector and initial claims. ...
  20. Jobless Claims, Housing Starts Improve - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Strong housing and labor market readings this morning should add to optimism about the overall economic picture and offset ...
  21. Ahead of Wall Street - Jan 17, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 17, 2013
    Thursday, January 17, 2013 Strong housing and labor market readings this morning should add to optimism about the overall ...
  22. Earnings Preview: Fastenal - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    Fastenal Company (FAST) is set to report fourth quarter 2012 results before the opening bell on January 17. Last quarter ...
  23. Meritage Homes Upped to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    On January 12, Zacks Investment Research upgraded homebuilding company Meritage Homes Corporation (MTH) to a Zacks Rank #1 ...
  24. Lennar Upgraded to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    On January 12, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Lennar Corporation (LEN) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), just a few days ...
  25. Lennar Hits New 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    One of the leading homebuilders in the U.S, Lennar Corporation (LEN) reached a new 52-week high of $41.24 on January 07, ...
  26. Homebuilding Stock Review & Outlook - Jan 2013 - Zacks Analyst ...

    January 8, 2013
    After the tough years 2006-2007, the housing market is now recovering steadily. The stability in the home buying market, ...
  27. Ryland Group Upgraded to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    On January 5, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ryland Group, Inc. (RYL) to a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy). Why the ...
  28. Will Housing Trump Cliff Fears? - Analyst Blog

    December 26, 2012
    The market's focus in this holiday-shortened week will remain on the unresolved 'Fiscal Cliff' situation, but we do have ...
  29. Ahead of Wall Street - Dec 26, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 26, 2012
    Wednesday, December 26, 2012 The market's focus in this holiday-shortened week will remain on the unresolved 'Fiscal ...
  30. Stock Market News for December 20, 2012 - Market News

    December 20, 2012
    Talks between Democrats and Republicans on the Fiscal Cliff issue took a negative turn, dragging the benchmarks into the ...
  31. Homebuilder Confidence Edging Up - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    On Tuesday, fresh data released by the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), which ...
  32. Housing Comeback in 2013? - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Recent data relating to new home sales, housing permits, declining inventory levels, and rising housing prices are sufficient ...
  33. Stock Market News for December 18, 2012 - Market News

    December 18, 2012
    Investor sentiment was boosted by signs of progress in the Fiscal Cliff negotiations, driving the benchmarks higher on Monday. ...
  34. Cliff Resolution Already Priced In - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Optimism on the 'Fiscal Cliff' front should provide a positive backdrop for today's trading action. But a snap rally after ...
  35. Ahead of Wall Street - December 18, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 18, 2012
    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Optimism on the 'Fiscal Cliff' front should provide a positive backdrop for today's trading ...
  36. Lennar and Other Big Movers In Capital Goods on December 17, ...

    December 17, 2012
    The Nasdaq has increased 0.5%, the S&P 500 has risen 0.6% and the Dow has moved up 0.5% on a good day for the market so far. ...
  37. Lennar and Other Capital Goods Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 12, 2012
    The Nasdaq is unchanged, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.2% and the Dow has increased 0.2% after the morning's trading. The capital ...
  38. Is Housing Ahead of Itself? - Analyst Blog

    December 10, 2012
    Yet for all the optimism, housing is still in a fragile recovery. Many millions of home owners have more outstanding on their ...
  39. Cummins Among Capital Goods' Biggest Movers on December 5, 2 ...

    December 5, 2012
    The Nasdaq has declined 1%, the S&P 500 has slipped 0.1% and the Dow has climbed 0.2% so far today. The capital goods sector ...
  40. Will Homebuilders Continue To Outperform?

    November 28, 2012
    We look at whether or not the rally in homebuilding stocks is likely to continue in 2013.
  41. Is XHB a Better Housing ETF Play? - ETF News And Commentary

    November 27, 2012
    Despite some sluggish employment growth, the all-important housing market appears to be back on track. The segment has been ...
  42. CNH Global NV and Other Big Movers In Capital Goods on November ...

    November 20, 2012
    It's been a quiet morning for the market. The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged; the S&P 500 has remained steady; and the ...
  43. The Winners And Losers Of QE3

    November 15, 2012
    The market is a mix of winners and losers. When one side profits, the other side suffers.
  44. Capital Goods Stocks, Including Lennar, Making Big Moves on November ...

    November 12, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq is trading down 0.1%, the S&P 500 remains relatively unchanged and the Dow has fallen 0.1%. The ...
  45. KB Home Remains on the Sideline - Analyst Blog

    November 5, 2012
    We maintained a Neutral recommendation on KB Home (KBH) following appraisal of the third quarter 2012 results. KB Home's ...
  46. Stock Market News for October 26, 2012 - Market News

    October 26, 2012
    Benchmarks added paltry gains following a batch of mixed earnings releases and positive domestic and international economic ...
  47. Stock Market News for October 25, 2012 - Market News

    October 25, 2012
    Benchmarks lost out on their initial gains on Wednesday and ended in the red after corporate results dampened sentiment yet ...
  48. Lennar Walks on a Tightrope - Analyst Blog

    October 23, 2012
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Lennar Corporation (LEN) following appraisal of fiscal third quarter results. ...
  49. It's Time to Sell These 4 Surging Stocks

    October 19, 2012
    With the S&P 500 surging roughly 25% in the past 12 months, it's been a great time to have full exposure to the stock market. ...
  50. Lennar and Other Capital Goods Stocks Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 17, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 is up 0.3% and the Dow has remained steady. ...
  51. Lennar and More Big Movers in Capital Goods on October 3, 2012

    October 3, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading up 0.6%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.4% and the Dow is up 0.3%, marking a bad morning for the market. ...
  52. Capital Goods Stocks, Including Lennar, Making Big Moves on September ...

    September 26, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq has declined 1%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.5%; and the Dow has slipped ...
  53. Stock Market News for September 26, 2012 - Market News

    September 26, 2012
    Benchmarks lost out on their their initial gains to close in the red following comments made by a key Fed official.  The ...
  54. Stock Market News for September 24, 2012 - Market News

    September 24, 2012
    Benchmarks ended almost flat on Friday despite the initial push by Spain's bailout hopes and the initiation of Apple's iPhone ...
  55. Stock Market News for September 20, 2012 - Market News

    September 20, 2012
    A strong pair of housing sector reports helped benchmarks end in the green yesterday. Following the robust four-day rally ...
  56. Stock Market News for September 17, 2012 - Market News

    September 17, 2012
    Benchmarks rose to new multi-year highs on Friday after the Federal Reserve announced big plans to boost the economy. The ...
  57. Rockwell and More Big Movers in Capital Goods on September 12, ...

    September 12, 2012
    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq has increased 0.1%; the S&P 500 has moved up 0.3%; and the Dow is trading ...
  58. Homebuilding Stock Review & Outlook - Sept. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    September 11, 2012
    With a gradual recovery in the overall economy, the homebuilding industry is finally seeing signs of stabilization in 2012. ...
  59. Homebuilding Stock Review & Outlook - Sept. 2012 - Zacks Analyst ...

    September 11, 2012
    With a gradual recovery in the overall economy, the homebuilding industry is finally seeing signs of stabilization in 2012. ...
  60. Stock Market News for August 23, 2012 - Market News

    August 23, 2012
    Fed minutes suggested that monetary stimulus would be arriving soon and benchmarks pared much of their initial losses to ...
  61. Lennar and Other Capital Goods Stocks Making Big Moves on August ...

    August 20, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq declining 0.2%, the S&P 500 falling 0.3% and the Dow decreasing 0.2%. The capital ...
  62. Stock Market News for August 17, 2012 - Market News

    August 17, 2012
    Benchmarks posted decent gains on Thursday backed by encouraging earnings from Cisco and a statement by Angela Merkel that ...
  63. Stock Market News for August 16, 2012 - Market News

    August 16, 2012
    Signs that inflation was under control and manufacturing was picking up pace was of little help to the markets as they closed ...
  64. Pulte Books Profit, Orders Climb - Analyst Blog

    July 26, 2012
    Pulte Group, Inc. (PHM) turned around from a loss in the first quarter to adjusted earnings of 9 cents per share in the second ...
  65. Stock Market News for July 26, 2012 - Market News

    July 26, 2012
    Dismal earnings from tech bellwether Apple on one hand and strong results from Caterpillar and Boeing on the other kept the ...
  66. Housing Finally Bottoms

    July 25, 2012
    Zillow says national home prices increased in the second quarter year-over-year for the first time since 2007. Find out which ...
  67. Company News for June 28, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    June 28, 2012
    "    Shares of H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) rose 3.8% a day after it posted fourth quarter earnings per share of $2.01, beating ...
  68. Stock Market News for June 27, 2012 - Market News

    June 27, 2012
    Positive housing data and a subsequent rally in the housing shares carried the benchmarks back into the green after a day ...
  69. Zacks' Voice of the People highlights opportunities with Lennar, ...

    May 9, 2012
    For Immediate Release   Chicago, IL - 05/09/2012 - Zacks highlights commentary from People and Picks Trader "RobtheMarketsBlind". ...
  70. Stock Market News for May 8, 2012 - Market News

    May 8, 2012
    Markets ignored apprehensions arising out of political changes in Greece and France, and but for the Dow, the benchmarks ...
  71. The Future the Market Sees

    April 14, 2012
    Investors are betting most heavily and consistently on a US housing and consumer spending recovery, writes MoneyShow.com ...
  72. Housing Can Turn the Tide

    March 20, 2012
    Barron’s may be a little late in trumpeting the housing recovery, but it’s not wrong. And that means near-term ...
  73. Calling A Housing Bottom

    March 2, 2012
    If the U.S. housing market continues to bottom, then it will lead to higher prices for the sector.
  74. Hated Stocks Ruling 2012

    February 21, 2012
    Some of the most hated companies in 2011 so far have been the biggest investor darlings in 2012.
  75. Don't Chase High-Flying Homebuilders

    January 26, 2012
    The change in leadership won’t be a miracle cure for this flailing company, writes Fabrice Taylor of The President’s ...
  76. Lennar Cautiously Optimistic About 2012

    January 13, 2012
    2012 could finally be the beginning of a slow but much needed recovery in housing.
  77. 5 Stocks To Contemplate Before Wednesday

    January 9, 2012
    Here are five companies that will be releasing their earnings on January 11th.
  78. 3 Problems In Store For The Equity Markets In 2012

    January 2, 2012
    Here are three hurdles that face the recovering equity markets in 2012.
  79. Will Homebuilders Shine in 2012?

    November 30, 2011
    The technical action in many of the prominent homebuilding stocks shows the formation of important bottom patterns, thus ...
  80. Toll Brothers Shows Not All Housing Is Terrible

    June 1, 2011
    Toll Brothers is seeing rebounding orders, but this is not a widespread housing recovery.
  81. KB Brings Home Unexpected Profit

    January 12, 2011
    KB Home posted an unexpected profit for its fourth quarter, despite having a difficult year.
  82. KB Home Climbs Toward The Black

    September 28, 2010
    KB Home reduced for the recent quarter, but the question for KB and other homebuilders is whether this better news will continue.
  83. More Housing Woes Hit Homebuilders

    June 25, 2010
    The housing market continues to struggle, but some home builders are going against the grain.
  84. Homebuilding Stocks Aren't A Deal Yet

    June 7, 2010
    For now, you'd be better off looking in other sectors for deals.
  85. Lowe's On The Rise

    May 18, 2010
    A return to more historical residential housing spending levels bodes well for Lowe's.
  86. KB Home Still In A Rough Neighborhood

    March 29, 2010
    KB Home had a slightly lesser loss this quarter than last year's same quarter, but this shouldn't mask the depths or the ...
  87. The Homebuilder's Question

    February 26, 2010
    Is now the right time to invest in homebuilders?
  88. Play The 2011 Tax Game

    February 24, 2010
    The 15% dividend tax comes to an end in 2010. If Obama doesn't extend it, what are the implications and who'll do what to ...
  89. Why Beazer Lacks A Good Build

    January 12, 2010
    Home builders have been posting some stellar returns recently, but this sector is not as promising as it appears to be.
  90. Why Toll Brothers Isn't Worth Drilling Into

    November 12, 2009
    At the end of the day, and over the next year or two, the company still has a lot to prove to Wall Street.
  91. Homebuilders Get Back In The Game

    September 24, 2009
    The homebuilders move back into the land acquistion game.
  92. Homebuilders' Numbers Indicate They're Still On Shaky Ground

    July 3, 2009
    Homebuilders have excellent potential over the long run, but their short-term prospects are bleak.
  93. Sector Wrap: The Surprisingly Strong Homebuilders (TOL, DHI, ...

    December 29, 2008
    It's been a very bad year for the housing market. With blood in the street, is now the time to buy homebuilders?
  94. Homebuilder Rally Looks Premature

    November 26, 2008
    Recent Fed action to clear the mortgage funding logjam may not be enough to stop the housing market meltdown.
  95. Five Cash Flow Kings For September 4

    September 4, 2008
    The bottom line doesn't tell the whole story. Cash flow analysis can put the fortunes of a company into an entirely new light.
  96. The Secret In the FOMC Announcement

    June 27, 2008
    Wednesday's FOMC annoucement provides hidden guidance on what to expect in one important sector in the coming months. Learn ...
  97. Hovnanian In Rebuilding Mode?

    May 7, 2008
    Cancellation rates are finally going down and the company is predicting more cash flow. There is potential upside lurking ...
  98. Q1 Results: Homebuilders Still Struggling

    April 2, 2008
    Recent data on the housing market suggests that things will get worse before they get better.
  99. Hovnanian's Troubling Third Quarter A Harbinger? (HOV)

    September 19, 2007
    Hovnanian's dismal third quarter results could be a sign that the entire housing industry still has tough times ahead.
  100. Hedge Against Falling Real Estate (SRS)

    May 23, 2007
    As real estate sentiment falls, the UltraShort Real Estate ProShares ETF can help investors hedge.
  101. Getting A Leg Up On The Market (LEG)

    April 20, 2007
    Diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt has an enviable record of persistent and profitable growth.
  102. Come Bust or Boom, Lowe's Grows (LOW)

    December 14, 2006
    Despite concerns over slowness in the housing market, Lowe's still shows growth potential.
  103. Find Shelter From The Homebuilders (MTH)

    September 26, 2006
    With the housing market showing signs of weakness, MTH and its cohorts are homebuilders you should stay away from.
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