|Bid||0.00 x 2900|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||30.72 - 30.94|
|52 Week Range||29.88 - 36.44|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.58%|
Homebuilder ETFs weakened Friday after J.P. Morgan analysts downgraded a number of home construction companies on a pessimism over housing market fundamentals. On Friday, the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF ...
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While most of the sectors took a beating from the hurricane, industries like building supplies, home improvement, car rentals and gasoline benefit in the aftermath of hurricane.
Based on the Modern Homebuyer Survey, almost half of the participants cited that the competition for home buying is decreasing, which could bode well for traders looking to leverage homebuilder ETFs like the Direxion Daily Homebuilders and Supplies Bull and Bear 3X Shares (NAIL) . The survey results showed that more than 50% of participants felt competition is thinning in areas like Colorado, California and New York. This could signal an impending shift from a seller's market to a buyer's market, which could force the hand of homebuilders to meet increased demand.
Three of the biggest homebuilder ETFs have been feeling the pangs of the current economic landscape of rising rates, such as iShares US Home Construction ETF (ITB) --down 12.53% year-to-date, SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) --down 10.26% YTD and Invesco Dynamic Building & Const ETF (PKB) --down 11.90 YTD%. Despite this, all is not lost according to Robert Dietz, a chief economist and senior vice president for Economics and Housing Policy at the National Association of Home Builders. "Rising interest rates are a concern in the housing sector," Dietz said in a blog.
The second-quarter reporting cycle is underway with a few major banks set to report this week. Earnings for the S&P 500 index are expected to grow 19.1% from the same period last year on 8.2% higher revenues. This would represent the third consecutive quarter of double-digit earnings growth, a trend that is currently expected to continue in the second half of the year. A strong economy and historic tax cuts will continue to drive earnings higher.Source: Flickr
The housing market took a blow today as the Department of Commerce reported that U.S. homebuilding fell to a nine-month low in June while building permits declined for a third straight month. In addition, ...
The changes to the number of building permits issued every month give investors an idea about the trends in the housing (REM) sector. The number of building permits issued every month also acts as a forward indicator for the economy because an increase in the number of building permits in any given month is a signal for increased activity in the housing sector (DHI) in the future, as construction (ITB) activity begins after a few months of issuing the permit. As per the June report, housing units (XHB) authorized by building permits were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.30 million, a decline of 4.6% from the revised April reading of 1.36 million units.
The National Association of Home Builders (or NAHB) is an association of 700 state and local associations of home builders (REM), and real-estate sales and marketing professionals, and re-modelers. The NAHBA conducts a monthly survey of its members and constructs the housing market index (or HMI) based on the results of the survey. The survey asks respondents to rate the current conditions and expected conditions in the next six months as “good,” “fair,” or “poor.” The survey mostly relates to the single-family housing (ITB) market.
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI) is a monthly economic series that helps track any changes to the US business cycle. The Conference Board is an independent business membership and research institute that prepares these reports for different economies. In this series, we’ll analyze the changes to the LEI and assess whether the economic model is signaling any changes to the US business cycle.
The decision on Wednesday by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates 25 basis points, effectively raising the federal funds rate from 1.75% to 2%, did not bode well for homebuilder ETFs after the news. ...
Tracking changes to the number of building permits issued gives investors insight into the demand and supply conditions in the housing (REM) industry. An increase in the number of building permits in any given month is a signal for increased activity in the housing sector (DHI) in the future, as construction (ITB) activity begins after a few months of the issuance of a permit. As per the recent report, housing units (XHB) authorized by building permits were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.4 million, a minor fall of 1.8% from the revised March reading of 1.4 million units.
The trend of high volatility in the housing market continued in April as housing starts for the month were reported to have fallen 3.7% following a 1.8% rise in March and a 7% fall in February. The United States Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported housing starts of 1.29 million for April, lower than the revised March reading of 1.34 million. The bright spot in this month’s report was the increase in single-family housing starts to 894,000 in April from 893,000 in March.
The National Association of Home Builders (or NAHB) is an association of 700 state and local associations of homebuilders (REM), real estate sales and marketing professionals, and remodelers. The NAHB conducts a monthly survey of its members, and based on this survey, the association publishes a report that includes the housing market index (or HMI). The survey asks respondents to rate the current conditions and expected conditions in the next six months as “good,” “fair,” or “poor” and mostly relates to the single-family housing (ITB) market.