Shares of home builders like KB Home (KBH) and Standard Pacific (SPF) enjoyed a lift on Tuesday from an upbeat September S&P/Case-Shiller report and a jump in building permits to a 5 ½-year high.

The 16 stocks below were up an average of 3.6% as of late Tuesday morning, compared with a 0.1% advance in the S&P 500:

Homebuilder Stocks Surge

Company

Market Cap

Last

Change

% Chg

Taylor Morrison
Home Corp. Class A

$2,629.64

21.47

0.96

4.68%

KB Home

$1,378.75

17.80

0.79

4.64%

The Ryland Group, Inc.

$1,756.39

39.66

1.76

4.64%

Standard Pacific Corp.

$2,060.56

8.25

0.36

4.56%

TRI Pointe Homes, Inc.

$431.63

19.77

0.85

4.52%

M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.

$1,368.84

30.08

1.30

4.52%

Lennar Corporation
Class A

$6,510.30

35.77

1.46

4.26%

Meritage Homes
Corporation

$1,442.49

43.52

1.49

3.55%

PulteGroup, Inc.

$6,054.36

18.78

0.63

3.49%

D.R. Horton, Inc.

$5,807.85

19.71

0.66

3.46%

M/I Homes, Inc.

$445.51

21.96

0.71

3.34%

Toll Brothers, Inc.

$5,120.68

34.75

1.04

3.09%

Beazer Homes USA, Inc.

$427.26

20.56

0.61

3.06%

Brookfield Residential
Properties Inc.

$2,474.37

21.27

0.60

2.90%

Hovnanian Enterprises,
Inc. Class A

$687.65

4.93

0.11

2.28%

NVR, Inc.

$4,207.40

985.62

10.16

1.04%