Why Philip Morris’s Q3 Earnings Didn't Meet Analyst Estimates

Philip Morris International (PM) announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.27 on revenues of $7.47 billion.

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Start the Week on a Stable Note

On October 23, the Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,380.70 after rising 0.06%. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) rose 0.68% on October 20, 2017.

Procter & Gamble Didn't Impress Investors in 1Q18

Procter & Gamble reported mixed fiscal 1Q18 results. It topped analysts’ EPS estimate. However, sales remained shy of analysts’ consensus estimate.

PPG Industries Stock Rose, Posted Strong Earnings in 3Q17

PPG Industries announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19 before the markets opened. It reported revenue of $3.77 billion—an increase of 3.0% on a YoY basis.


Zoning Pros and Cons: Protective Regulations versus Housing Growth

Zoning is the way that governments supervise land development and the kinds of uses each individual property may be directed toward for the public interest.

Housing starts
December Housing Starts Fell: Where Are All the Homebuyers?

Housing starts fell from 1.18 million to ~1.15 million in December 2015. This was below Wall Street estimates of 1.2 million.

Why US Housing Affordability Is Not Expected to Improve in 2016

With the rise in property prices, housing affordability has become a growing concern in many markets of the country. High housing prices force people to the suburbs and rural towns to find affordable housing.

Are Ordinary Homebuyers Being Driven out of the US Market?

A home is usually the most expensive asset that consumers can hold, and owning a home is among their lifetime goals. The question arises—why can’t more people own a house despite the availability of so many properties in the market?

Housing starts
Investors Return from a Vicious Sell-Off to Another Week of Earnings

Investors have returned from a vicious sell-off last week to a deluge of earnings this week. Homebuilders will focus on housing starts and existing home sales.

US Home Prices: Will the Growth Momentum Continue in 2016?

According to the latest data, home prices in the nation’s top 20 markets rose by 5.5% in October YoY, the highest recorded growth during the past 14 months.

Foreclosure Completions
Why Do Foreclosures Continue to Fall in the US?

Foreclosure completions fell by 4,000 units to 33,000 in November, according to CoreLogic. Completions fell 19% YoY (year-over-year).

Nonfarm Payrolls
That's a Wrap: The Labor Market Ends 2015 on a Strong Note

In December 2015, non-farm payrolls increased by 292,000, easily topping Wall Street’s estimate of 200,000.

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Construction Spending Falls in November

In the quarter ending September 30, construction spending as a percentage of GDP rose to 6.1%. This was a big rise from a year ago when it stood at 5.4%.

US Home Sales Fall, While South Africa Turns a Trade Surplus

According to the National Association of Realtors (or NAR), the US Pending Home Sales Index fell 0.9% to 106.9 in November compared to a rise of 0.2% or 107.7 in October.

Housing Stocks Have Been Falling: What Seems to Be the Problem?

Housing has been a bright spot in the US economy. But over the past month, housing stocks haven’t been performing well. ITB, a housing-focused fund, has fallen 4.7%.

Analyzing Lennar's Strong Performance in Fiscal 4Q15

Lennar (LEN) has a market cap of $9.7 billion. The company’s YTD (year-to-date) price movement was a mix of rises and falls in fiscal 2015.

Lennar Revenues
What Does Lennar's Strong Fiscal 4Q15 Performance Mean?

On September 21, Lennar reported $2.9 billion in revenue for fiscal 4Q15. This was a rise of 14% YoY. Lennar Financial Services reported $157 million in revenue.

Will the Fed's Rate Hike Boost Housing and Manufacturing?

According to the United States Census Bureau, housing starts rose to 1,173 thousand in November, as compared to the upwardly revised figure of 1,062 thousand in October 2015.

Restoration Hardware’s Revenue and Income Grew in Fiscal 3Q15

After Restoration Hardware Holdings’ (RH) fiscal 3Q15 earnings report, RH fell by 0.69% to close at $87.59 per share in yesterday’s trade.

Foreclosure Completions
Foreclosures Fell in October: Implications for the Housing Sector

Foreclosure completions fell by 18,000 units to 37,000 in October, according to CoreLogic. The September reading of 55,000 was unusually high.

Toll Brothers’ Revenue and Income Rose in Fiscal 4Q15

After Toll Brothers’ (TOL) fiscal 4Q15 earnings report, TOL fell by 7.0% to close at $34.88 per share in yesterday’s trade.

Nonfarm Payrolls
Unemployment Held Steady, Labor Participation Waned in November

In November 2015, non-farm payrolls increased by 211,000, easily topping Wall Street’s estimate of 200,000.

How Long Can the Housing Sector Remain Upbeat?

Housing is steadily becoming a bright spot for the US economy. The iShares US Home Construction ETF (ITB) has risen 3.9% over the past month, as of November 23.

Foreclosure Completions
The Housing Market Continues to Work off Foreclosure Inventory

Foreclosure completions rose by 19,000 units to 55,000 in September. Completions have fallen 18% YoY (year-over-year).


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