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Sterne Agee: The bull and bear case for housing stocks

PulteGroup listed as a buy
Brena Swanson
While inventory is tight and homebuilders are rushing to keep pace with demand, there are still a handful of factors that need to come together in order to be successful. Which way will homebuilder stocks go?
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What’s the future of Ocwen?

Analysts weigh in on what’s next for the nonbank
Ben Lane
Now that the dust is beginning to settle after Ocwen Financial reported its first-quarter results, industry observers are beginning to question what’s next for the nonbank. Despite the company being back in the black, analysts hold diametrically opposed views of Ocwen’s future.
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Sterne Agee raises estimate and price target on Altisource Portfolio Solutions

Elimination of unproductive costs “noteworthy”
Trey Garrison
Sterne Agee analyst Henry Coffey is raising the estimate on earnings and price target on Altisource Portfolio Solutions after seeing the company’s first-quarter results posted Thursday. Here’s why.
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Will former risky borrowers ever get back into homeownership?

Sterne Agee: Odds aren't in their favor
Brena Swanson
“Not only do owners of formerly distressed homes have damaged credit for an extended time, but to purchase again, mortgages must now be obtained amidst an abundance of new, more stringent credit restrictions,” said Piegza.
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PulteGroup 1Q net income drops to $55 million

Sells fewer homes in Northeast
Brena Swanson
PulteGroup’s latest earnings surprisingly slid after home sales fell 28% in the pricey U.S. Northeast due to construction delays.
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Is housing weakness just a seasonal blip?

Analysts lean towards optimistic view
Trey Garrison
Tuesday morning’s mixed news on housing sales and home prices in January and February may come down to an issue of inventory. But is it really?
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KB Home posted 1Q revenues of $580.1M beating expectations

Homebuilder posts net income of $8M
Trey Garrison
The slowdown impacting so many homebuilders didn't touch KB Home, which saw strong growth in profits and revenues in its first quarter. Here's how they beat the freeze.
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All is not lost in housing starts free-fall, economists say

Starts are only 15%, but volatility is worrying
Trey Garrison
The report that privately owned housing starts in February plummeted 17% sent ripples of alarm through the housing industry, and while it’s bad, many economists say it’s no reason to panic.
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Sterne Agee lowers and suspends estimates on Ocwen’s debt refi

Analysts unsure what new Ocwen will look like going forward
Trey Garrison
Ocwen isn't going away but it is undergoing a transformation. Here's what analysts think now and why they don't know what to think going forward.
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Latest data shows housing economy sluggish

New home sales decline shows housing liftoff isn’t near
Trey Garrison
New home sales flatlined in January, but while some say it's a sign the housing market is in for a long slog, others are optimistic about the long-haul for 2015. Here's why.
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