A buddy of mine 3 1/2 years ago asked what to do with his HD stock, as he needed money and it was in his IRA. I told him to hold it, mainly due to tax penalties for premature withdrawal, but also because it was worth "at least $24". I still think it's worth at least $24, probably, actually about $40. As such short this baby to kingdom come. The housing "boom" is a sham of epic proportions.