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MERITAGE HOMES CORPORATION (MTH)

This week’s Focus Stock of the Week is MERITAGE HOMES CORPORATION (MTH: $42.45), which carries S&P Capital IQ’s highest investment recommendation of 5-STARS, or Strong Buy. In our view, the number one issue for 2015, and one of the main drivers of earnings for homebuilders, is the gross margin, which is highly sensitive to revenue growth, and is the key driver of earnings growth for the homebuilding industry...
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Homebuilding
We have a positive fundamental outlook for the homebuilding sub-industry for the next 12 months. Based on recent housing starts, sales of existing homes, and prices of existing homes, we think the US housing industry is in a slow and steady recovery...
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