|Bid||44.99 x 2200|
|Ask||46.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||44.92 - 45.54|
|52 Week Range||32.39 - 47.02|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.12|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||11.02|
|Earnings Date||Jul 30, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.60 (1.33%)|
|1y Target Est||48.14|
Construction on new houses fell slightly in June and permits posted an even sharper decline, suggesting the housing market has failed to gain much momentum from lower mortgage rates. Housing starts slipped 0.9% to an annual pace of 1.25 million. Permits dropped 6.1%.
Sentiment among residential construction firms rose slightly in July as somewhat more favorable conditions emerged in the housing market.
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Among the negatives are falling builder confidence, rising costs, labor shortages, trade tensions with China that may disrupt supplies of materials, and disappointing recent sales figures, according to a detailed story in The Wall Street Journal as outlined below. The S&P Homebuilders Select Industry Index has surged by 28.5% for this year through July 10, outdistancing the 19.4% gain for S&P 500 Index (SPX), per S&P Dow Jones Indices. A leading ETF tracking the homebuilding index, the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB), is up by 29.7% based on adjusted closing price data from Yahoo Finance.
With little demand for new office space in the northwest metro, another chunk of Brooklyn Park’s Astra Village business park may go residential.
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We are now about halfway through 2019, and stocks are broadly having their best year in over two decades. Year-to-date, the S&P 500 is up about 18%, marking the biggest first-half return for the index since 1997.After such a record rally through the first half of 2019, investors should naturally have a few questions. Namely, which sectors of the market are driving the market higher? Why? Will these first half 2019 winners turn into second half 2019 winners, too, or will they flop into the end of the year? * 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever Let's answer those questions and more by taking a deep look into the market's top 10 sectors of 2019 so far, seeing why those sectors have been so hot and analyzing whether they can stay that way into the end of the year.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Top Market Sectors of 2019: PHLX Housing Index (HGX)Source: Shutterstock YTD Gain: 30.86%Housing stocks have been the hottest stocks in the record 2019 market rally, with a year-to-date gain of 30%.The rationale here is pretty simple. In late 2018, housing stocks were killed on a double headwind of slowing economic expansion and rising rates, which simultaneously meant consumers were less willing and able to buy a home. But, in 2019, the U.S. economy has broadly stabilized, and rates have dropped substantially, meaning consumers are both more willing and able to buy a home now than they were back in late 2018.The result? Consumers are buying homes again, and housing stocks -- which were priced for death in late 2018 -- have come roaring back. Homebuilders D.R. Horton (NYSE:DHI), PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) and Lennar Group (NYSE:LEN) are all up more than 20% year-to-date, while peer homebuilder LGI Homes (NYSE:LGIH) is up more than 50% year-to-date.Can the big rally in housing stocks continue? Probably. The Federal Reserve is now seriously considering cutting rates, which means mortgage rates will remain lower for longer. The U.S. consumer economy is simultaneously stabilizing, while the labor market remains healthy. That combination ultimately implies healthy housing market conditions going forward, which should support further strength in housing stocks. S&P 500 Information Technology (SRIT)Source: Shutterstock YTD Gain: 27.7%The second best-performing market sector in 2019 has been the S&P 500 information technology sector, with a year-to-date rally in excess of 25%.The story here is pretty simple. Information technology stocks have been all the craze for several years now. Because of that, info tech stocks had run up to sky high valuations in 2018. But, when rates started aggressively rising in late 2018 and economic expansion started fading, that created a double headwind for richly valued info tech stocks. Consequently, while the market dropped 20% in late 2018, info tech stocks dropped further (25%).But, as the economy has stabilized in 2019 and the Fed has stepped to the sidelines, the double headwind which killed info tech stocks in late 2018, has turned into a double tailwind in 2019. Consequently, info tech stocks have rallied in a big way. Year-to-date, some of the biggest winners in this sector have been Xerox (NYSE:XRX), Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), and Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS), all of whom have registered 60%-plus year-to-date gains. * 10 Defense Stocks to Buy During Rising Geopolitical Tensions Can the red hot rally continue? Probably. Low rates are favorable for longer duration assets, and many of the stocks in the info tech sector are longer duration assets. As such, so long as rates remain low and growth remains good, the info tech sector should push higher. PHLX Semiconductor Index (SOX)Source: Shutterstock YTD Gain: 26.9%Semiconductor stocks are narrowly behind information technology stocks in terms of 2019 performance, which are also up more than 25% year-to-date.The story in the semiconductor world is all about the trade war. In late 2018, semiconductor stocks plunged big as trade tensions escalated and threatened to accelerate an already naturally slowing global semiconductor market.The PHLX Semiconductor Index dropped 25% off its highs in late 2018. Then, in 2019, trade tensions cooled, global growth stabilized, and the outlook for semiconductor demand to improve over the next several quarters gained visibility. As all that happened, semiconductor stocks bounced back in a big way. Some of the headline gainers include Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), Micron (NASDAQ:MU), NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) and Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN), all of whom are up more than 20% year-to-date.This rally should persist, but at a more tempered pace. It seems increasingly likely that a trade deal between the U.S. and China will be reached in the foreseeable future. If so, that will further assist a demand recovery in the semiconductor market, which should help propel semiconductor stocks higher. But, demand headwinds remain - the smartphone and PC markets are drying up - and inventories remain elevated.Thus, going forward, you have a mix of headwinds and tailwinds here. Ultimately, that means semi stocks should head higher. But, at a more moderate pace. Nasdaq 100 (IUXX)Source: Shutterstock YTD Gain: 23.9%Large cap tech stocks have led the stock market rally for the past decade. It should be no surprise, then, that large cap tech stocks have similarly been among the hottest stocks in 2019 as the market has rallied to new highs.Year-to-date, the Nasdaq 100 - comprised mostly of large cap tech stocks - is up nearly 21%. AMD and Cadence Design Systems have been among the top gainers in this group. The other top gainers from the Nasdaq 100 include MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS), IDEXX Laboratories (NASDAQ:IDXX), Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU), and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). All of those stocks are up more than 45% year-to-date. * 7 Restaurant Stocks to Put on Your Plate Much like info tech stocks, large cap tech stocks are long duration assets boosted by a low rate environment. Thus, so long as rates remain low and economic growth globally remains healthy, large cap tech stocks should continue to outperform. S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary (SRCD)Source: Shutterstock YTD Gain: 22.6%The fifth hottest market sector of 2019 has been the consumer discretionary sector, which is up more than 20% year-to-date on the back of reinvigorated consumer confidence.Consumer confidence and sentiment took a big hit in 2018 as everyone and their best friend were hearing that a big recession was coming. In 2019, though, the U.S. labor market has remained healthy, global economic conditions have improved, and the Fed has stepped in and said they are willing to do what it takes to keep this economic expansion alive. As such, all that recession chatter from late 2018, has died in early 2019, and consumers have once again opened their wallets.The result? A big rally in consumer discretionary stocks. Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) tops the list of hot 2019 consumer discretionary stocks, with a near 70% year-to-date gain. But, it's not alone. Under Armour (NYSE:UAA), Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA), and eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) are all up more than 40% year-to-date.Can the rally continue? Most likely, yes. In the big picture, pretty much everyone who wants a job, has one, wages are going up, borrowing costs are moving lower, the household savings rate is relatively high, and consumer households aren't that levered. Overall, then, the U.S. consumer looks strong. So long as that remains the case, consumer discretionary stocks should head higher. Nasdaq Composite (NASX)Source: Shutterstock YTD Gain: 22.5%It's not just large cap tech stocks which are in on the 2019 stock market rally. All tech stocks were invited to this party, and the Nasdaq Composite index is up more than 20% year-to-date.The story here is nearly identical to the large cap story. Slowing economic growth and rising rates created a double headwind for these growth-centric, long duration assets in late 2018. But, as growth has stabilized in 2019 and rates have gone lower, that double headwind has turned into a double tailwind. Tech stocks have jumped in response. Among the big gainers are ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL), Array Biopharma (NASDAQ:ARRY), Ziopharm Oncology (NASDAQ:ZIOP), and Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), all of whom are up more than 200% year-to-date. * 7 Stocks on Sale the Insiders Are Buying Similar to the rally in large cap tech stocks, the rally in all tech stocks should persist so long as growth conditions remain favorable, the secular pivot into technology consumption remains in play, and rates remain low. S&P 500 Industrials (SRIN)Source: Shutterstock YTD Gain: 20.3%As the economy and market have rebounded in 2019, it should be no surprise that the economically-sensitive industrials sector has similarly rebounded to the tune of a 19% year-to-date gain.As goes the U.S. economy, so go U.S. industrial stocks. That's just how it works when you sell the sort of stuff that big corporations and consumers buy a lot of when the music is playing, and don't buy a lot of when the music stops playing. In late 2018, there was a serious concern that the music of the U.S. economy was going to stop playing soon. Industrial stocks got hit hard. But, in early 2019, the music has picked back up, and as it has, industrial stocks have rebound. The biggest year-to-date gainers in this sector include Copart (NASDAQ:CPRT), Arconic (NYSE:ARNC), Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE:FBHS), and Jacobs Engineering (NYSE:JEC).The rally in industrials will likely be more muted going forward. Improving conditions converged on depressed sentiment in the first half of 2019 to spark a big near 20% rally across the sector. But, those conditions will likely stabilize now, not improve, while sentiment is no longer depressed. Thus, going forward, you have stable growth and normal sentiment. That combination should work. But, not as well as the combination of depressed sentiment and improving growth. S&P 500 Growth (IGX)Source: Shutterstock YTD Gain: 22.2%The growth trade has come back to life in 2019 thanks to lower rates and stabilizing global economic conditions, and this dynamic has powered a near 19% year-to-date gain in the S&P 500 growth sector.Leading the charge are the big name tech stocks, like Facebook, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Visa (NYSE:V), and Mastercard (NYSE:MA). All of those stocks have recorded big year-to-date gains because low rates have supported their rich valuations, while stabilizing economic trends have supported their secular growth trajectories. * 7 One-Stock Portfolios for Passive Investors This dynamic will persist for the foreseeable future. Big name growth stocks will continue to outperform so long as rates remain low and growth remains good. Right now, the outlook is for the Fed to cut rates, and for global GDP growth to run in the 2-3% range for the next several years. That combination will ultimately produce strong returns in growth stocks. S&P 500 Real Estate (SRRE)Source: Shutterstock YTD Gain: 18.2%Similar to the housing sector, the real estate sector has been on a tear in 2019 thanks to falling interest rates supporting more favorable buying conditions across the entire housing market.The only difference here is that the real estate sector is broader than the housing sector. The housing sector focuses more on homebuilders, whereas the real estate sector is broader and comprises any and all stocks that have a connection to the real estate world. Naturally, the broader constituency base has diluted the real estate sector's return profile relative to the housing sector's return profile in 2019.Still, the S&P 500 real estate sector is up more than 18% year-to-date. That's a big gain. Can it continue? Yes. Much like housing stocks, there are two things at play here: the U.S. economy, and rates. Both of those factors are moving in a favorable direction for the real estate market. So long as they continue to do so, real estate stocks should continue to move higher. S&P 500 Communication Services (SRTS)Source: Shutterstock YTD Gain: 19.9%Last on this list of the market's top 10 sectors of 2019 is the S&P 500 communication services sector, with a year-to-date gain narrowly above 17%.Communication services stocks are essentially just tech stocks, with a communication angle. For example, Facebook, Netflix, Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Disney (NYSE:DIS), and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) are all in the communication services space, and those are basically just tech stocks with a communication angle. These stocks have been in rally mode in 2019 mostly because low interest rates have supported their rich valuations, while steady economic growth has supported their robust growth trajectories. * 7 Penny Marijuana Stocks That Are NOT Cheap Stocks Broadly, so long as interest rates remain low, the global economy remains stable, and consumers continue to pivot towards internet-based consumption, communication services stocks like Facebook, Netflix, Twitter, Twitter, and Electronic Arts should stay in rally mode.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long LGIH, QCOM, LULU, FB, EBAY, ROKU, AMZN, GOOG, NFLX, V, TWTR, DIS and EA. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever * 10 Small-Cap Stocks That Look Like Bargains * 10 Names That Are Screaming Stocks to Buy The post The Top 10 Best Sectors in the Market for 2019 appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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ETInvesting.com – KB Home soared Thursday, triggering a wave of buying across homebuilders after the company topped quarterly results on the top and bottom lines.
KB Home earnings beat Q2 views late Wednesday after homebuilders sold off Tuesday on Lennar earnings guidance. KB Home stock rose late.
D.R. Horton stock is basing above the 50-day line, while LGI Homes, NVR, KB Homes and Lennar also trading around that key level as Fed hints at a rate cut.
Residential homebuilder D.R. Horton is nearly ready to start work on its 177-unit Caramore Crossing project in Rosemount.
Editor's note: This article is a part of InvestorPlace.com's Best ETFs for 2019 contest. Vince Martin's pick for the contest is the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (BATS:ITB).Heading into 2019, the case for the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (BATS:ITB) was reasonably simple. Pretty much anything housing-related had been sold off big in 2018. In fact, ITB stock fell some 31% for the year. Yet the economy still seemed strong. Broad markets, even with a rough Q4, were in decent shape. Economically sensitive housing-related stocks were plunging despite the news simply being not that bad.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThat divergence was why I named ITB as my pick for the Best ETFs of 2019 contest. So far, it has been a solid choice, with the ITB ETF gaining 29% year-to-date against a 17% rise in the S&P 500. Homebuilder stocks have risen, as have most of the industry's retailers and many of its suppliers.But at this point, the case for ITB gets a little thinner. After the first quarter, the fund had returned 16%, but that was only modestly better than low double-digit gains in most broad market indices. And so I made the case in late March that ITB still had some catching up to do.Three months later, ITB hasn't completely caught up. Since the beginning of 2018, the fund remains negative against an ~10% gain for the S&P 500. But the gap certainly has closed. As such, this ETF will need some outside help if it's going to keep rising. * 10 'Buy-and-Hold' Stocks to Own Forever The Case Against ITB as One of the Best ETFsUp 29% YTD, it certainly seems like the easy money has been made here. That seems particularly true looking at the fund's key holdings: 27% of assets are in the country's two largest homebuilders, D.R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) and Lennar (NYSE:LEN).Both stocks have rallied sharply this year (+29% for DHI, +33% for LEN), driving a good chunk of the fund's gains. Another 40% of the fund owns smaller homebuilders -- most of which have followed similar patterns. Most of the group is below their highs, but many have at least returned to 2018 trading levels.Home Depot (NYSE:HD) has gained nicely, and is threatening a new all-time high. Lowe's (NYSE:LOW) has underperformed, but is still positive. In December, ITB was a case of buying a group of stocks at or near the lows. That's not the argument anymore.Now, ITB needs at least a few components to break out from the highs -- and not just rebound off the lows. That might be tough. Tariffs are pressuring margins in the space. Trade war concerns are affecting the macroeconomic outlook. There's still a belief that a downturn in the U.S. has to be on the way at some point, as we head into year eleven of the economic expansion. Homebuilder stocks, in particular, likely would take a big hit.At this point, risks are rising and valuations aren't as cheap. That's a combination that suggests, at the least, that ITB's appreciation is going to slow in the second half. The Case for the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETFFor market and macro bulls, however, ITB still looks like a solid pick. The ETF remains about 15% below early 2018 highs. With some help from lower interest rates, which would lower mortgage costs, and economic strength, it could re-take those highs, suggesting another 20% or so in upside.From a longer-term standpoint, the ETF still sits below where it traded back in 2006. ITB started trading on May 1st of that year. The housing crisis followed, and in less than three years, 85% of its value had been wiped out. It has been a long climb back from those lows, but if the economy cooperates, that climb can continue. * 7 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy for a Noisy Market That's the key point, though: if the economy cooperates. To even consider ITB at this point, an investor truly has to trust both the economy and the broad market. If trade war concerns ease and/or if strong U.S. job and macro growth continues, ITB will keep rising. And, in that scenario, the ETF likely will outperform broad markets in the second half, just as it did in the first.But this is a different argument than it was six months ago. Then, the ETF looked like it was pricing in an almost-certain recession. That's just not the case anymore. For macro bulls, the ITB ETF is a way to get leveraged upside on more good economic news ahead. But it's not as cheap, or attractive, as it was six months ago.As of this writing, Vince Martin did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy for a Noisy Market * 5 Strong Buy Biotech Stocks for the Second Half * 6 Stocks Ready to Bounce on a Trade Deal Compare Brokers The post Best ETFs for 2019: iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF Still Has a Chance appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Sell D.R. Horton, KB Home, Lennar, PulteGroup and Toll Brothers as these stocks are in bull market territory in a stalled housing market.
Housing market index falls two points from the prior month in June. Nonetheless, homebuilders remain confident about the upcoming period, given higher demand.
D.R. Horton, Inc. , America’s Builder, announced today that the Company will release financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2019 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 before the market opens.