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Can Kohl’s Stock Pick Up Some Momentum?

Kohl’s (KSS) stock price has risen 1.8% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of December 12.

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Honeywell Stock Gains on Fiscal 2018 Guidance

On December 13, 2017, Honeywell International (HON) provided its earnings guidance for 2018. Its guidance indicates an EPS of $7.55–$7.80 for fiscal 2018.

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Target Ups Its Delivery Game amid Increased Competition

Target (TGT) recently announced the acquisition of Shipt, one of the leading online platforms that provides same-day delivery.

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Analyzing General Electric's 4Q17 Dividend

On December 9, 2017, General Electric, an industrial conglomerate, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on its outstanding common stock.

RECENT Real Estate RESEARCH

Housing starts
June 2015 Housing Starts, Sales Prices, and Permits

Housing starts rose from an upward-revised 1,069,000 to 1,174,000 in June. This was well in excess of Wall Street estimates of just over 1.1 million.

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An Investor's Guide to Homebuilder Giant D.R. Horton

D.R. Horton’s (DHI) shares outstanding stood at 366.54 million as of March 2015. Donald Ray Horton, CEO of the company, holds a 7.50% stake in the company.

Nonfarm Payrolls
The June Jobs Report is Decidedly "Meh"

Private payrolls increased by 223,000 in June, while government jobs growth was flat and manufacturing employment barely increased.

Lennar Revenues
Homebuilder Lennar Reports Strong Earnings in 2Q 2015

Lennar Financial Services reported $169.9 million in revenue, as mortgage origination volumes increased and refinance activity picked up.

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Foreclosures Continue to Drop in April: Good News for Builders

Foreclosure completions decreased by 1,000 units to 40,000 in April, according to CoreLogic. Completions are down 19.8% year-over-year. That said, 39,000 is still a relatively elevated number.

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Housing Sector Rebounds Nicely in April: Has It Turned the Corner?

Housing starts rose from an upward-revised 944,000 to 1,135,000 in April. This was well in excess of Wall Street estimates of just over 1 million.

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The April Jobs Report Is In: How Is the Labor Market Doing?

Construction jobs rose by 45,000 in April, and the sector has added a total of 280,000 jobs over the past year. The growth may indicate that builders are adding some inventory.

DHI Revenues
D.R. Horton Says Spring Selling Season Is 'Healthy'

D.R. Horton (DHI) reported 2Q15 revenues of $2.3 billion, a 38% increase year-over-year, and higher than Wall Street expectations of $2.2 billion.

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Realist Real Estate Roundup: Builder Earnings Loom Large

The bond market and, by extension, REITs will hinge on when the Fed is planning to raise rates. Nothing this week should move the bond market.

Foreclosure Completions
Highlights of the CoreLogic February Foreclosure Report

Foreclosure completions decreased by 4,000 units to 39,000 in February. Completions are down 15.7%, but 39,000 is still a relatively elevated number.

Housing starts
A Big Week Ahead for the Homebuilding Sector

Spring selling season is in full swing, and investors are eager to see how the homebuilders are seeing the upcoming year.

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Latest Housing Data Give Rise to Builder Optimism

This series is focused on housing indicators. We’ll cover all the important indicators that positively or negatively affect the homebuilding industry.

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Lennar Is Hovering Near the Top – Should I Invest?

Lennar Corporation (LEN) shares outstanding stood at 205 million as of November 2014. The Vanguard Group has the largest stake in Lennar with 7.27% holding.

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Home, sweet home: Your guide to the homebuilding industry

A home is usually the single largest purchase that an individual or couple makes. So the homebuilding industry plays a key role in shaping the economy.

Pulte Revenues
PulteGroup's Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Review

Pulte (PHM) reported fourth quarter revenues of $1.79 billion, which more or less matched the Wall Street estimate of $1.76 billion.

Pending Home Sales
Sellers Hesitate – Pending Home Sales Decrease In December

Pending home sales are a useful indicator for overall activity in the residential real estate space. Economists have tempered their outlook for 2015.

Housing starts
Industry Update: Housing Starts, Sales, Prices, And Permits

Single-family housing starts increased from 679,000 to 728,000. Single-family starts have been much more stable than multi-family starts of late.

DHI Revenues
Review of D.R. Horton's first quarter 2015 earnings

Beating Wall Street expectations, D.R. Horton reported 1Q15 revenues of $2.3 billion—a 35% year-over-year increase and a sequential decrease of about 7%.

KB Home Revenue
KB Home Surprises Wall Street With Fourth-Quarter 2014 Earnings

KB Home reported deliveries of 2,229 units, up 9% from 2,038 units a year ago. Average selling prices increased 17%.

Lennar EPS
Earnings Preview: Lennar Homes

Lennar Corporation (LEN) is a large, relatively diversified homebuilder with a broad geographic footprint. The company focuses on the non-luxury segments.

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