The sector is facing a threat from rising rates, but a few builders still have plenty of promise.
It's not just rising interest rates that may cause problems for home buyers. It's the possible demise of the 30-year mortgage, too.
These companies stand to gain from increased consumer spending.
Trulia is downgraded to 'sector perform,' and PulteGroup is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Cisco is upgraded to 'neutral,' and Intel is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Aeropostale is upgraded to 'buy,' and Denny's is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Tesla is upgraded to 'buy,' and Bed Bath & Beyond is downgraded to 'hold.'
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