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March 19, 2014
12:02 EDTKBH, NSMKB Home says Q1 average square footage of homes increased 8% YoY
KB Home (KBH) says it sees continued gross margin expansion over the balance of the year, goal is for gross margins exceeding 20%. The company says it is committed to containing overhead costs. Expects to continue to deliver year-over-year profit improvement going forward. Sees community growth accelerating especially in 2H. Says will continue to seek out shorter term opportunities to enhance FY14, FY15 deliveries. Says regulatory approvals for mortgage joint venture with Nationstar (NSM) have taken longer than originally anticipated, continues to clear hurdles and expect to complete the approval process within this quarter. Says economic recovery continues at measured rate, housing market continues recovery at steady pace. Says mortgage underwriting standards remain tight. Says solidly positioned with sales momentum and expects to sustain profitable growth going forward. Says sales, traffic strong in January and February, traffic up "dramatically" in February over prior year. Sees increase in year-end community count of 15%-20% vs. 2013. Sees average selling price continuing to trend higher for the remainder of 2014. Comments made during the company's Q1 earnings conference call.
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July 18, 2014
16:34 EDTKBHKB Home files automatic mixed securities shelf
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July 16, 2014
10:00 EDTNSMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:23 EDTNSMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Time Warner (TWX), up 15% after company confirmed that it rejected an $80B takeover offer from 21st Century Fox (FOX, FOXA), as had been reported earlier this morning... Apple (AAPL), up 2% after announcing an enterprise mobile partnership with IBM (IBM), which is also up 2%... International Game (IGT), up 9.5% after agreeing to be acquired by GTECH for $4.7B in cash and stock... FireEye (FEYE), up 5% after shares upgraded at Goldman... Precision Drilling (PDS), up 4% after announcing strategic agreement with Schlumberger (SLB), upgraded at Deutsche Bank... Mellanox (MLNX), up 4.7% following upgrade at Jefferies. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Intel (INTC), up 5.4%... HCA Holdings (HCA), up 6%... Textron (TXT), up 3.2%... Abbott (ABT), up 1%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: PNC Financial (PNC), down 2.5%... MGIC Investment (MTG), down 3.6%. LOWER: Yahoo (YHOO), down 3% after downgraded at CRT Capital following second quarter earnings report... Ares Capital (ARCC), down 2.5% after filing to sell 11.85M shares of common stock... Nationstar (NSM), down 2.4% after downgraded at Wells Fargo... Walter Investment (WAC), which was also downgraded at Wells Fargo, down 1.6%.
07:19 EDTNSMNationstar, Walter Investment downgraded to Underperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo downgraded both Nationstar (NSM) and Walter Investment (WAC) to Underperform from Market Perform and reduced its sector weighting for Mortgage Servicers to Underweight from Market Weight after its cash flow analysis pointed to share downside. Wells also highlights the continued regulatory issues for the space. The firm lowered its price target range for Nationstar shares to $25-$27 from $29-$32 and for Walter to $22-$24 from $27-$32. Wells keeps Buy ratings on Home Loan Servicing (HLSS) and PennyMac (PFSI).
06:00 EDTNSMNationstar downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
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