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Williams-Sonoma (WSM) posted its first-quarter earnings after the market closed on May 23. The company posted adjusted EPS of $0.67 on revenues of $1.20 billion. Year-over-year, the company’s EPS grew 31.4% while its revenue increased 8.2%.
The numbers: Existing-home sales ran at a seasonally adjusted annual 5.46 million pace in April, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. The big picture: Exceptionally low levels of supply have the housing market reeling.
This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) , the largest homebuilder-related exchange traded fund, and the rival SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) were among 2017's most exciting trades. ITB and XHB are lower by an average of 11.5% and some market observers believe homebuilders equities could face more downside.
What happened: Sales of newly-constructed homes dipped in April, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. At a 662,000 selling pace, April was 1.5% lower compared with March, but 11.6% higher than a year ago. The median forecast among economists surveyed by MarketWatch was for a 682,000 pace.
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI) has ten constituent indicators, and all but one of these forward-looking indicators is based on expectations. This economic indicator used in the construction of the LEI is based on consumer expectations. This economic indicator is based on two different consumer surveys.
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI) is a monthly economic data release that helps investors track changes to the US business cycle. This index was constructed using an economic model that incorporates changes to ten forward-looking economic indicators. The Conference Board is an independent business membership and research institute that prepares reports for different economies.
The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (NYSEArca: ITB), the largest homebuilder-related exchange traded fund, is off more than 5% over the past month and recently posted its worst intraday performance ...
Moving average crossovers are one of the most common signals used by trend traders for triggering buy and sell decisions. Specifically, when the 50-day moving average closes below the 200-day moving average, it is known as a death cross and is used by many traders to mark the beginning of a long-term downtrend, and it often coincides with a significant shift in underlying fundamentals. One sector that has started to appear on the watch lists of the bears due to bearish moving average crossovers is the homebuilders.
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in May, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index released ...
On May 10, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that US consumer prices rose 0.2% in April. In contrast, they fell 0.1% in March. The April growth kept the uptrend in inflation (TIP) growth intact. Over the last 12 months, US inflation has grown 2.5%, a steep increase from the 1.6% growth recorded in June 2017. Core inflation (VTIP), which excludes volatile food and energy prices, rose just 0.1%, the slowest growth since November 2017. Over the last 12 months, core inflation has grown 2.1%, above the 2% target rate set by the Fed.
Consumer prices in the United States ticked up 2.5% year over year in April 2018, up from 2.4% in March and in line with market expectations. Core inflation, which eliminates food and energy, was flat at 2.1%. Year over year, prices shot up faster for fuel oil (22.6% versus 20% in March) and gasoline (13.4% versus 11.1%).Source: Shutterstock
Home Depot (HD) is set to announce its 1Q18 earnings before the market opens on May 15. As of May 10, Home Depot was trading at $187.16, which represents a 0.1% rise since its 4Q17 earnings announcement on February 20.
The “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey” (or JOLTS) data for March was reported on May 8 and contains key information about job openings and total separations. The total number of separations include layoffs, retirements, and voluntary quits. As per the latest JOLTS report, the total separations for March came in at 5.3 million at a rate of 3.6% of the total workforce, an increase from the February reading of 5.2 million and 3.5%, respectively.
Could Personal Income Continue to Rise? The BEA (Bureau of Economic Analysis), which is a part of the US Department of Commerce, releases a monthly report on US consumers’ personal income, disposable personal income, and personal consumption expenditure. The BEA’s April 30 report indicated that the US workforce’s personal income rose 0.3% in March, the same increase seen in February.
The demand and supply conditions within the housing (REM) sector can be assessed by observing the changes in the number of building permits issued. An increase in the number of building permits in any given month is a signal of increased activity in the housing sector in the future, as construction (ITB) activity begins after a few months of the issuance of a permit. As per the March report, housing units (XHB) authorized by building permits were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.4 million, an increase of 2.5% from the revised February reading of 1.3 million units.
The volatility in housing starts data remains elevated. Housing starts in March were reported to have risen 1.9%, a rebound from the 7% slump reported in February and a continuation of the 9.7% increase reported in January.
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 publishes a monthly report by surveying these members. The report includes the monthly HMI (housing market index), which is constructed based on the results of the survey.
The rise was the result of increased inflation (TIP) expectations nurtured by recent strong US economic data and a hawkish FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) bent on increasing short-term interest rates. The 3% yield on the 10-year bond is mostly a symbolic level for traders, as it’s been acting as a strong resistance in the last few years. Interest rates have been increasing steadily in the last two and half years, but the impact on the housing market (ITB) has been limited, as rates have been increasing very slowly.
What Do March Leading Indicators Signal for the US Economy? The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI) is a monthly economic series that tracks changes to the US business cycle. This index is based on an economic model that incorporates changes to ten forward-looking economic indicators each month.
Exchange-traded funds that track the home-building sector rose on Tuesday, following a positive read on home prices, as well as strong results from a key component. The SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF rose 0.9% ...
Cornerstone Macro's Carter Worth looks at the consumer conundrum. Is it a warning sign for stocks? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Pete Najarian, Tim Seymour, Dan Nathan and Guy Adami.