* Shares rise as much as 6.8 pct
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Oct 23 PulteGroup Inc reported a 63
percent rise in third-quarter profit on Tuesday, as it reined in
rising building costs and revenue jumped by almost a quarter.
D.R. Horton, the biggest U.S. homebuilder, on Thursday forecast revenue growth for 2019 after topping Wall Street quarterly profit estimates, underscoring strong housing demand.
* D.R. Horton up as much as 9 pct; Pulte drops 5 pct
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