D.R. Horton Inc (DHI.N)
* U.S. homeownership rate falls to 35-year low in second quarter
* Shares rise as much as 4.3 pct (Adds background, updates shares)
July 28 - D.R. Horton Inc, the No.1 U.S. homebuilder, said quarterly profit nearly doubled as it sold more homes, and it reported a 22 percent rise in orders.
- A six-year lull in deal making among U.S. homebuilders may be drawing to an end as companies look to bulk up on ready-to-build land to feed a surge in demand from home buyers.
June 19 - A six-year lull in deal making among U.S. homebuilders may be drawing to an end as companies look to bulk up on ready-to-build land to feed a surge in demand from home buyers.
April 22 - D.R. Horton Inc's quarterly results gave a strong indication that first-time home buyers are finally returning to the market as home ownership in the United States becomes cheaper than renting.
* Forecasts Q3 gross margins of 19.5-20 pct vs 20.7 pct year ago
April 22 - D.R. Horton Inc, the largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a 38 percent rise in quarterly revenue and a 30 percent jump in orders as the spring selling season got off to a strong start.
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