The housing market remains strong, and despite The Federal Reserve lifting rates three times in 2017, rates remain incredibly low on an historic basis, and low inventories across the nation have allowed home prices to rise in the face of higher interest rates. Analysts feared that as rates started to rise, homebuilders would have to lower prices in order to keep potential homebuyers in the market, but that has not been the case as demand continues to outpace supply. All of the major homebuilders have enjoyed steady gains over the last year, and should continue to trend higher until supply and demand come more in balance. Toll Brothers (TOL) has increased its earnings 32.1% per annum over the last five years, and is expected to grow earnings by an average of 13.0% over the next five years, which should keep strength under the stock, which currently has a P/E of just 16.4. The stock gets an overall ranking of 84 from InvestorsObserver’s Stock Score Report. The stock is currently trading at $52.07, and analysts have an average price target of $50.50 on the stock.
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