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APRIL (APR)

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APRIL GROUP : U.S. pending home sales rise 6.7 percent in April

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06/02/2009 | 04:01pm CEST

Pending sales of previously owned U.S. homes in April unexpectedly saw their biggest monthly gain in 7-1/2 years, a report from a trade group on Tuesday showed, buttressing views the U.S. recession was easing.

The National Association of Realtors said its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed in April, rose 6.7 percent in April to 90.3 from 84.6 in March.

It was the biggest monthly increase since October 2001 and it took the index 3.2 percent above its year-ago level in the latest sign the battered U.S. housing sector was stabilizing.

Economists polled by Reuters ahead of the report were expecting pending home sales to rise 0.5 percent.

The downturn in the U.S. housing market touched off a global credit crisis that sent economy's worldwide tumbling into recession. Now, signs are emerging that the global economy is beginning to heal.

The association's senior economist, Lawrence Yun, credited improved home affordability and a new government program that provides an $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers for the surge in buying activity.

The NAR said its Housing Affordability Index, which blends factors like home prices and mortgage rates, was "in record territory" with 30-year mortgage rates hovering around 5 percent and an abundance of homes on the market.

(By Patrick Rucker; edited by Neil Stempleman)

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Financials (€)
Sales 2016 817 M
EBIT 2016 66,0 M
Net income 2016 39,3 M
Debt 2016 -
Yield 2016 2,22%
P/E ratio 2016 11,74
P/E ratio 2017 11,74
Capi. / Sales 2016 0,56x
Capi. / Sales 2017 0,55x
Capitalization 461 M
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