Sector roundup: Homebuilders, tobacco companies

Sector roundup: Shares of homebuilders rise; tobacco companies rise on Altria upgrade

Associated Press

Among the sector activity stories for Monday, Nov. 19, from AP Business News:

— The homebuilding sector traded higher on new evidence of a broad recovery in the real estate market.

— Shares of tobacco companies rose as an analyst upgraded Altria Group Inc.'s rating, saying confidence is building that prices will increase next year.

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