PulteGroup, other housing stocks rise
Housing stocks were among the best performers on Tuesday, a mostly flat day for the stock market. The government reported that US builders in October started construction on more homes and apartments than in any other month since July 2008. PulteGroup’s stock rose 5.4 percent, while Lennar Corp. was up 3.5 percent and D.R. Horton Inc. gained 2.2 percent.