The best homebuilding stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.
7 homebuilding stocks to watch
We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the private construction industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.
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Take a deeper dive into homebuilding stocks
If you're interested in investing in the private construction industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn't guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.
1. NVR (NVR)
NVR, Inc. operates as a homebuilder in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Homebuilding and Mortgage Banking.
NVR stock opened the day at $5,114.00 after a previous close of $5,053.02. The latest price was $5,060.84 (25-minute delay). NVR is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD10.1 billion and employs 6,600 staff.
D. R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company in East, North, Southeast, South Central, Southwest, and Northwest regions in the United States.
DR Horton stock opened the day at $107.85 after a previous close of $106.96. The latest price was $109.65 (25-minute delay). DR Horton is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$33.5 billion and employs 13,237 staff.
Toll Brothers, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, sells, and arranges finance for a range of detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities in the United States. It also designs, builds, markets, and sells condominiums through Toll Brothers City Living.
Toll Brothers stock opened the day at $56.32 after a previous close of $55.68. The latest price was $56.20 (25-minute delay). Toll Brothers is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$10.3 billion and employs 5,200 staff.
LGI Homes, Inc. designs, constructs, and sells homes. It offers entry-level homes, such as attached and detached homes, and active adult homes under the LGI Homes brand name; and luxury series homes under the Terrata Homes brand name.
LGI Homes stock opened the day at $164.10 after a previous close of $163.28. The latest price was $164.17 (25-minute delay). LGI Homes is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.6 billion and employs 900 staff.
Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a homebuilder primarily under the Lennar brand in the United States. It operates through Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding Texas, Homebuilding West, Financial Services, Multifamily, and Lennar Other segments. The company's homebuilding operations include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes, as well as the purchase, development, and sale of residential land; and development, construction, and management of multifamily rental properties.
Lennar Corporation stock opened the day at $99.36 after a previous close of $98.47. The latest price was $98.93 (25-minute delay). Lennar Corporation is listed on the NYSE and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$33.7 billion.
PulteGroup, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the homebuilding business in the United States. It acquires and develops land primarily for residential purposes; and constructs housing on such land.
PulteGroup stock opened the day at $54.04 after a previous close of $53.82. The latest price was $54.88 (25-minute delay). PulteGroup is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$15.4 billion and employs 6,182 staff.
Beazer Homes USA, Inc. operates as a homebuilder in the United States. It designs, constructs, and sells single-family and multi-family homes under the Beazer Homes, Gatherings, and Choice Plans names.
Beazer Homes USA stock opened the day at $17.84 after a previous close of $17.58. The latest price was $18.05 (25-minute delay). Beazer Homes USA is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.3 billion and employs 1,129 staff.
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While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in homebuilding stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — homebuilding stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the private construction industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.
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