5 Stocks To Gain From The Upcoming Housing Recovery

Meanwhile, independent research firm Pulsenomics’ Housing Confidence Index hit a five-year high of 71.65 in the first quarter. According to the firm’s founder, Terry Loebs, this is attributable to improving wage growth and lower mortgage rates. The U.S. 10-year note’s yield, which is tracked by fixed-rate mortgages, has plunged this year, a major positive for potential homeowners.

Our Choices

Despite the decline in housing starts for May, the housing sector seems set for a rebound over the next few months. This is borne out by the increase in building permits, particularly for single-family homes. Steady wage gains and low mortgage rates are helping to attract several prospective homeowners into the housing market.

This is why it makes sense to invest in stocks set to gain from the coming rebound in housing. However, picking winning stocks may prove to be difficult.

This is where our VGM Score comes in. Here V stands for Value, G for Growth and M for Momentum and the score is a weighted combination of these three scores. Such a score allows you to eliminate the negative aspects of stocks and select winners. However, it is important to keep in mind that each Style Score will carry a different weight while arriving at a VGM Score. 

We have narrowed down our search to the following stocks based on a good Zacks Rank and VGM Score of B.

PulteGroup Inc. (PHM - Free Report) engages in the homebuilding and financial services businesses primarily in the United States.

PulteGroup has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year has improved by 6.6% over the past 60 days.

NVR, Inc. (NVR - Free Report) is engaged in the construction and sale of single-family detached homes, townhomes and condominium buildings, all of which are primarily constructed on a pre-sold basis.

NVR has a Zacks Rank #1. The company has expected earnings growth of 1.8% for the current year. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year has improved by 12.2% over the past 60 days.

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