Is the spotlight dimming on the housing market?
Toll Brothers is upgraded to 'neutral,' and Nordstrom is initiated with a 'buy.'
KB Home and Lennar both upgraded to 'outperform.'
EBay is upgraded to 'overweight,' and homebuilders are initiated at Sterne Agee.
Despite recent strength, this homebuilder is still in the early stages of recovery.
Astute investors got in at the ground floor, but there are still opportunities in homebuilder stocks.
Nothing refreshes like a look at the charts.
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