Housing stocks were mostly up on what has been a solid year of recovery in housing, but traders were still not happy about Impac's decision to cut staff and physical locations to focus more on its online services.
Riding on the coattails of two very impressive third-quarter earnings reports from homebuilders, Lennar and KB Home, real estate-related stocks closed the day with positive movement on the HW 30 index.
Monday was a solid day for the HW 30 index — HousingWire’s exclusive index of stocks impacting the housing economy — which rose a modest 0.89% by market close. In comparison, the Nasdaq closed down 0.12%, while the S&P 500 was up 0.57% by the end of trading.
The darlings of 2014, the single-family housing investment and rental businesses, didn’t dominate like last year, but they still had a strong showing. After snagging four of the top five spots on the 2014 HW Fast50, two SFRs placed in the top five in 2015 and three made the top 50..
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