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Beazer Homes USA, Inc. : StockCall Review on Hovnanian and Beazer Homes: Residential Construction Stocks Recover

02/25/2013 | 08:05am US/Eastern
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LONDON, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Homebuilders are having a good time with the uptick in housing sector. The companies are earning higher revenue and are finally in the position to charge premium pricing for new properties. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: HOV) showed high double digit growth in its stock price in the past one year. Disappointing results shown by the industry leader Toll Brothers put a dampener on the recovery, which is further compounded by the net loss announced by Beazer Homes USA Inc. (NYSE:BZH), however, the overall scenario remains upbeat. StockCall analysts initiated preliminary technical research on Hovnanian Enterprises and Beazer Homes USA Inc. These free reports are accessible by signing today at http://www.stockcall.com/register

Hovnanian Enterprises Shows Higher Demand

Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. is set to announce its earnings on March 6th. Its peers have so far delivered rather disappointing results. At the very same time, housing sector is making a recovery and Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. is expected to show the results. The company has benefited from the decline in the number of distressed properties in the market, which in turn, pushed demand for new houses. It also resulted in new houses gain premium pricing. The free technical analysis on Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. is available by signing up at http://www.StockCall.com/HOV022513.pdf

Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. stock is up 80 percent up in the past 52 weeks and the bull's run is likely to continue into the near future. The company reported excellent revenue in the past year, on the back of improvement in the general economy and the recovery in the residential sector. Hovnanian Enterprises has thin margins but it makes up for that with higher volume. The company has shown steady improvement in its revenue over the past couple of years.

Despite the recent run up in its stock price, the stock currently trades at the forward Price/Earnings ratio of 11.85, which is lower than most of its peers', indicating that the stock still has good upside left to it. Despite low margins, the company's revenue growth is also promising.

Beazer Homes USA Inc. Announces Higher Revenue

Beazer Homes USA Inc. benefited from buying distressed properties and renting them out. Its stock is down 6 percent so far in this year. However, it has attracted hedge fund buying. Citadel Investment Group currently owns about 1.4 million shares of the company as disclosed by its 13F filing. The institutional buying shows their confidence in the future performance of the stock. Register now to download the free research on Beazer Homes USA Inc. at http://www.StockCall.com/BZH022513.pdf

Beazer Homes USA Inc. recently reported its first quarter results. While it still incurred net loss, but it showed improvement on housing orders. The company reported 31 percent increase in its revenue for the quarter to $246.9 million, while its net loss stood at 84 cents per share. Analysts' expectations were pegged at $260.5 million and -$0.99 per share respectively. It also showed 9 percent increase in average sales price of the houses. While the company is not expected to return back to its heyday performance level any time soon, but it is on the growth trajectory and is expected to keep performing well. Its stock is expected to follow the suit.

Beazer Homes USA Inc. also reported improvement in housing orders. The trend is likely to continue with the improvement in the economy in general and housing sector in particular.

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