After 5 straight profitable quarters, analysts see earnings for this homebuilder leaping next year.
Stocks end higher for the third week in the last four. The S&P 500 pushes into the black for 2011. A big report on durable-goods orders offsets weaker-than-expected reports on spending and new-home sales. Gold slips.
Oracle shares slump on weak earnings and hit competitor shares, especially IBM. Existing-home sales may be stabilizing after sales from 2007 prove worse than thought. Nike results cheer. Is Research In Motion a takeover target?
The software and athletic equipment giants report earnings this week. Existing-home sales data since 2007 will be trimmed. Boeing will fuel a strong report on durable goods orders. North Korea's Kim Il Jong's death roils Asian markets.
Major homebuilders have soared since early October, and some analysts say there's no real justification for the rise.
As jobs come back, so will homebuyers.
Prominent home construction stocks are showing important bottom patterns, setting up opportunities in these stocks and a sector ETF.
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