|07:33 EDT||PHM, LEN, MDC, TOL, KBH, DHI, NVR, RYL, BZH||Futures higher in early trading|
U.S. equity futures are pointing to a higher open ahead of the initial and continuing jobless claims data which are slated to be released later today. There are expected to be 360,000 initial claims, while continuing claims are expected to come in at 3.20M. The data is due out at 8:30 am. Due out shortly after the market opens is the New Home Sales report for November. Analysts expect the report to show that new home sales rose 3.3% last month.