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Lennar earnings soar amid positive builder news

Beats analyst expectations
Brena Swanson
Homebuilder Lennar reported strong third-quarter earnings amid positive industry reports on builder confidence. "Our core homebuilding business continues to drive earnings, with strong sales, deliveries and margins," Stuart Miller, CEO of Lennar Corporation, said.
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Homebuilders to weigh in on mixed 2Q14 earnings

Projections remain positive so far
Brena Swanson
Moving further into second-quarter earnings season, homebuilders are starting to release how they are measuring up in the housing industry, with D.R. Horton next on the list for Thursday morning.
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Lennar explores other housing options as market constricts

Mortgage standards keep first-time shoppers on sidelines
Brena Swanson
Lennar is starting to mull over other housing ideas due to a drought in first-time homebuyers.
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Lennar beats estimates, posts $1.82B revenue

Raises prices, delivers more houses
Brena Swanson
Homebuilder Lennar surpassed analysts' expectations and posted a second-quarter revenue of $1.82 billion as the company raised its prices and delivered more houses.
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Lennar CEO: Tight lending holds back recovery

Brena Swanson
The housing market still has a way to go according to one major homebuilder as generational forces and still-tight mortgage lending hold back recovery.
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Homebuilder stocks dive on existing home sales news

Markets stabilize after bleeding followed FOMC
Trey Garrison
Homebuilder stocks were down in early afternoon trading on news of the continuing decline in existing home sales, moving at the slowest pace in 18 months.
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Sterne Agee analyst neutral on two homebuilders

Investors should look past cold-weather effects
Trey Garrison
Builders in key areas were battered by the cold weather in the first months of 2014, but investors should look past the effects and at the bigger picture, says Sterne Agee analyst Jay McCanless.
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Another rough day for the HW 30

Housing, mortgage stocks fall
Brena Swanson
Housing and mortgage stocks faced a rough and tumble day on Wall Street, with the HW 30 index falling a second straight day in a row.
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Housing stocks rise as investors react to government deal

Sterne Agee analyst: It’s a short-term gain, risks lie ahead
Kerri Ann Panchuk
The HW 30 – a composite of housing and mortgage finance stocks – rose Thursday as the government reopened, allowing agencies like the Federal Housing Administration to return to the business of handling FHA loans.
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Entry-level homebuilders most at-risk as HUD shuts down

Prolonged shutdown may create delays for first-time buyers
Kerri Ann Panchuk
A prolonged government shutdown could create delays for homebuilders and first-time buyers if the Federal Housing Administration remains closed for longer than a few weeks, an analyst with Sterne Agee claimed Tuesday.
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